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Low-dose CT screening important in reducing lung cancer deaths

2018 27 Feb

About 1.6 million people die of lung cancer each year, making it the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the world. The poor outcomes of treatment in lung cancer resulting from the fact that most cases are diagnosed in the advanced stage of the disease justify the implementation of an optimal lung cancer prevention in the form of smoking cessation... Read more

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Cost-effective Lung Cancer Screening Programmes

2017 04 Jul

For lung cancer screening programmes to be cost-effective, these should target high-risk people and identify non-cancer conditions such as chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), according to new research published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology.A multidisciplinary team from Canada conducted the study, which found that the overall cost-effectiveness... Read more

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CT Screening for Lung Cancer

2015 23 Jun

A new study published in Radiology shows that annual low-dose computed tomography (CT) screening can be effective in monitoring people with nonsolid lung nodules. Researchers say the findings could help spare patients from unnecessary surgery and additional imaging.“Nonsolid nodules could be due to inflammation, infection or fibrosis, but could also... Read more