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PURPOSE To report results of a 5-year prospective low-dose helical chest computed tomographic (CT) study of a cohort at high risk for lung cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS After informed written consent was obtained, 1520 individuals were enrolled. Protocol was approved by institutional review board and National Cancer Institute and was compliant with Health(More)
Studies suggest that screening with spiral computed tomography can detect lung cancers at a smaller size and earlier stage than chest radiography can. To evaluate low-radiation-dose spiral computed tomography and sputum cytology in screening for lung cancer, we enrolled 1,520 individuals aged 50 yr or older who had smoked 20 pack-years or more in a(More)
The purpose of this focused program evaluation was to explore attitudes and beliefs about storytelling as a strategy for coping with cancer among participants who attended a cancer-related storytelling workshop. The response rate was 70% (n = 94) and included persons with a diagnosis of cancer, their loved ones, and members of the public. The program(More)
BACKGROUND Social support is defined as a network of family/friends who provide practical and emotional help. A sizable literature describes a direct relationship between social support and improved cancer clinical outcomes. This study explored the extent of social support and its potential association with survival and adverse events in geriatric lung(More)
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