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Screening with low dose CT scans significantly reduces lung cancer deaths

Thu, 11/04/2010 - 5:34pm
Diagnostic Imaging

The National Cancer Institute released initial results from a large-scale clinical trial showing lung cancer screening with low-dose CT reduced mortality by 20% when compared to standard chest x-rays.

The National Cancer Institute (NCI) sponsored the National Lung Screening Trial, a randomized clinical trial, and randomly assigned 53,000 current and former heavy smokers to receive three annual screens with either low-dose CT or a standard chest x-ray.

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