TITLE

Lung Cancer Screening Results: Easily Misunderstood

AUTHOR(S)
Midthun, David E.; Swensen, Stephen J.; Hartman, Thomas E.; Jett, James R.
PUB. DATE
January 2007
SOURCE
Mayo Clinic Proceedings;Jan2007, Vol. 82 Issue 1, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author reflects on the report on lung cancer screening by the International Early Lung Cancer Action Project (IELCAP) group published in "The New England Journal of Medicine." According to the author, observational studies such as the IELCAP can provide important information but cannot prove efficacy of screening through mortality reduction. He said that the improved survival reported by the IELCAP group may simply be a reflection of bias from screening.
ACCESSION #
23737579

 

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