Screening with spiral CT did not reduce lung cancer mortality in older male smokers

Bezjak, Andrea
December 2009
ACP Journal Club;12/15/2009, Vol. 151 Issue 6, p9
Academic Journal
The article presents information about a clinical trial which reports that in older men with a history of smoking, screening with spiral computed tomography (CT) is not effective in reducing mortality due to lung cancer. 2811 men with a history of 20 pack-years of smoking were selected from three hospitals in Italy. All the patients went through 3-day sputum cytology testing and annual medical interviews and physical examinations.


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