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CT Scans Decrease Lung Cancer Death Rates, But Look Before You Leap

by Dr. Len November 04, 2010

Today's announcement from the National Cancer Institute that the National Lung Screening Trial reduced deaths from lung cancer by 20% is exciting and important news.  However, as always, there is more to the story that is yet to be told.  And before we consider this a slam dunk in favor of screening, it is important that all of us understand what this trial has shown--and what it has not. More...

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J. Leonard Lichtenfeld, MD, MACP - Dr. Lichtenfeld is Deputy Chief Medical Officer for the national office of the American Cancer Society.