Computed tomographic screening for lung cancer: the relationship of disease stage to tumor size.

@article{Henschke2006ComputedTS,
  title={Computed tomographic screening for lung cancer: the relationship of disease stage to tumor size.},
  author={Claudia I. Henschke and David F. Yankelevitz and Olli S. Miettinen},
  journal={Archives of internal medicine},
  year={2006},
  volume={166 3},
  pages={321-5}
}
BACKGROUND The relationship of lung cancer stage to tumor diameter has been identified as a prognostic indicator. We report on the stage-size relationship of these asymptomatic, latent lung cancer cases diagnosed by computed tomographic screening. METHODS Baseline and repeat screening of 28 689 people following the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program regimen of screening has resulted in 464 diagnoses of lung cancer. Each case was characterized according to tumor diameter… CONTINUE READING

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