Pathologic review of the Mayo Lung Project: Is there a case for misdiagnosis or overdiagnosis of lung carcinoma in the screened group? Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Carcinoma
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Incidence
  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Mass Screening

abstract

  • The histologic diagnosis of carcinoma was confirmed for all 105 slides that were reviewed. The results of this study indicate that misdiagnosis does not explain the increased numbers of carcinomas identified in the screened group. The increased numbers of in situ carcinomas in the screened group resulted in increased numbers of squamous carcinomas in the screened group compared with the control group and may have contributed to the better survival. It is possible that carcinoma in situ accounted for some instances of overdiagnosis.

publication date

  • December 2002

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncr.10930

PubMed ID

  • 12436443

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 2361

end page

  • 5

volume

  • 95

number

  • 11