Author in the Room: Benefits and Harms of CT Screening for Lung Cancer

July 2012 Author in the Room® Teleconference

 

Authors and Articles:

 

Peter B. Bach, MD, MAPP

Benefits and Harms of CT Screening for Lung Cancer

 

George T. O’Connor, MD, MS

Accompanying Editorial

 

Summary Points:

  • Three randomized trials have examined CT screening for lung cancer's impact on lung cancer mortality: one showed a benefit, the other two did not but were smaller studies.
  • CT screening does not appear to reduce mortality from causes other than lung cancer.
  • There are still a lot of uncertainties regarding the risks and how to mitigate them.

 

 

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