Radiologic screening for lung cancer
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