CT screening for lung cancer brings forward early disease

  title={CT screening for lung cancer brings forward early disease},
  author={Asger Dirksen and Haseem Ashraf and Karen Skj\oldstrup Bach and John Brodersen and Paul Frost Clementsen and Martin D\ossing and Hanne Sand Hansen and Klaus F. Kofoed and Klaus Richter Larsen and Jann Mortensen and Jakob Fraes Rasmussen and Niels J\orgen Seersholm and Birgit G. Skov and Hanne Kristin Thorsen and Philip T\onnesen and Jesper Holst Pedersen}
Background The effects of low-dose CT screening on disease stage shift, mortality and overdiagnosis are unclear. Lung cancer findings and mortality rates are reported at the end of screening in the Danish Lung Cancer Screening Trial. Methods 4104 men and women, healthy heavy smokers/former smokers were randomised to five annual low-dose CT screenings or no screening. Two experienced chest radiologists read all CT scans and registered the location, size and morphology of nodules. Nodules between… CONTINUE READING