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Radiologic screening for lung cancer

Aug 12, 2002 | Magazine: Expert Review of Anticancer Therapy

Bastarrika G, Pueyo JC, Mulshine JL.
Department of Radiology, Clínica Universitaria, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de Navarra, Pamplona, Spain

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death. A number of screening trials have been carried out over the past two decades and have failed to demonstrate a reduction of lung cancer-related mortality. Recent advances in new forms of technology--spiral low-dose CT--have resuscitated interest in screening programs.

Preliminary results are promising but the outstanding question is whether the magnitude of improvement is sufficient to affect a measurable reduction in lung cancer mortality?

CITATION  Expert Rev Anticancer Ther. 2002 Aug;2(4):385-92