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
- 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.