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Enhanced Risk-Based Lung Cancer Screening May Prevent More Deaths than Current Approaches

Posted on June 02, 2016

NCI researchers have developed a risk model-based approach for selecting smokers and former smokers who may be candidates for lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (CT). Using data from two lung cancer screening studies and a U.S. health survey, the researchers estimated that the new approach might prevent more deaths from lung cancer over 5 years than would current screening recommendations. Results from the statistical analysis appeared in JAMA on May 15. 

Read the full NCI Cancer Currents Blog.

Reference: Katki HA, Kovalchik SA, Berg CD, et al. Development and validation of risk models to select ever-smokers for CT lung cancer screening. JAMA. 2016;315(21):2300-2311.

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