Results of the National Lung Cancer Screening Trial: Where Are We Now? Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Early Detection of Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms
  • Radiography, Thoracic
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed

abstract

  • The National Lung Screening Trial was a large, multicenter, randomized controlled trial published in 2011. It found that annual screening with low-dose CT (LDCT) in a high-risk population was associated with a 20% reduction in lung cancer-specific mortality compared with conventional chest radiography. Several leading professional organizations have since put forth lung cancer screening guidelines that include the use of LDCT, largely on the basis of this study. Broad adoption of these screening recommendations, however, remains a challenge.

publication date

  • January 2015

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed Central ID

  • PMC4817217

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.thorsurg.2014.11.002

PubMed ID

  • 25901558

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 145

end page

  • 53

volume

  • 25

number

  • 2