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Semin Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2012 Spring;24(1):27-36. doi: 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2012.01.014.

Current status of lung cancer screening.

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  • 1Division of Thoracic Surgery, Department of Surgery, Yale University School of Medicine, New Haven, Connecticut 06520-8062, USA.


Recent results have demonstrated a major reduction in lung cancer mortality through computed tomography screening and no benefit from chest radiograph (CXR) screening. This presents a huge potential for benefit but also poses challenges regarding management of details to minimize harm. Many unresolved questions remain that must be addressed to implement computed tomography screening for lung cancer in a thoughtful and responsible way.

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