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CT lung cancer screening could prevent 12,000 deaths in U.S.

Complete implementation of the CT screening protocol used in the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) could avert 12,250 deaths annually in the U.S., according to a study published online Feb. 25 in CANCER. An accompanying editorial questioned some implications of nationwide screening in the U.S.

The message of the estimates given in the study by Ma et al, as well as the overall context of smoking and lung cancer (and other smoking-related diseases and deaths), compels us to use all of our technologies, primary prevention methods, screening methods and treatment to the best of our ability as a nation.


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