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Early Adherence to Lung Cancer Screening

Apr 1, 2024 | Magazine: Annals of the American Thoracic Society

Javier J Zulueta  1 , Usua Montes  1 , María Del Mar Ocón  1 , Luis M Seijo  2

To the Editor:

We read the article by Triplette and colleagues (1) with great interest and appreciate that the topic of early adherence to lung cancer screening (LCS) is brought to the fore with this publication. The authors’ findings share some similarities with those we reported in the European Respiratory Journal 13 years ago (2). Both studies consist of a retrospective analysis of approximately 650 participants in LCS programs. The main difference between them is that participants in our program underwent screening with low-dose computed tomography in the context of a single site at an academic center in Pamplona, Spain, whereas the study by Triplette and colleagues included individuals screened in a multisite, decentralized LCS program in Seattle, Washington. Both studies found lower than optimal adherence to screening in a real-world setting...

CITATION  Ann Am Thorac Soc. 2021 Apr;18(4):733. doi: 10.1513/AnnalsATS.202009-1188LE

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