Resource Summary

Clinical Question:
Does screening high risk individuals with low dose CT (LDCT) result in reduced lung cancer mortality?

Bottom-line:
Benefit from screening for lung cancer with LDCT has been demonstrated in only one trial^ without a “usual care” group. The high number of false positives^ which require further^ sometimes invasive investigations^ is worrisome. Smoking cessation should remain the priority to decrease lung cancer mortality.


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Publication Date: 2012-11-26
Last Updated on PCR: 2017-04-01 11:29:02