Application of risk prediction models to lung cancer screening: a review.

  title={Application of risk prediction models to lung cancer screening: a review.},
  author={Martin C Tammem{\"a}gi},
  journal={Journal of thoracic imaging},
  volume={30 2},
Globally, lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and is a major public health problem. Because lung cancer is usually diagnosed at an advanced stage, survival is generally poor. In recent decades, clinical advances have not led to marked improvements in outcomes. A recent advance of importance arose when the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) findings indicated that low-dose computed tomography screening of high-risk individuals can lead to a lung cancer mortality reduction of 20… CONTINUE READING
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