Speaker: Date: Topic
Robb S. Friedman, MD
Sep 18, 2013
Low-Dose CT Screening for Lung Cancer
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Take-Away Points of the Presentation
1. Best chance for lung cancer cure is early stage.
2. Low-dose CT scanning of high-risk patients reduces relative risk of death from lung cancer by 20%.
3. LDCT could cause harm as well as benefit:
Morbidity and mortality from testing and procedures.
No substitute for smoking cessation.
4. Implementation must involve a multidisciplinary team.
Links to Articles Cited in the Presentation
- Boiselle PM et al: JAMA patient page. Lung cancer screening. JAMA 2013 May 8;309(18):1948.
- Brenner DJ: Radiation risks potentially associated with low-dose CT screening of adult smokers for l
- Church TR et al: Results of initial low-dose computed tomographic screening for lung cancer. NEJM 20
- Humphrey LL et al: Screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography: a systematic review
- Woloshin S et al: Cancer screening campaigns--getting past uninformative persuasion. NEJM 2012 Nov;
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