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The Shifting Winds of Lung Cancer Screening

Magin, Adam MD; Spiegler, Peter MD, FCCP

Section Editor(s): Trow, Terence K. MD, FACP, FCCP; Spiegler, Peter MD, FCCP, FAASM, Co-Editors

Clinical Pulmonary Medicine:
Pulmonary Trends

Synopsis: Computed tomography (CT) screening for lung cancer results in many false-positive results but does not produce a stage shift or change in mortality.

Source: Swensen SJ, Jett JR, Hartman TE, et al. CT screening for lung cancer: five-year prospective experience. Radiology. 2005;235:259–265.

© 2005 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.