Early Lung Cancer Action Project: overall design and findings from baseline screening.

@article{Henschke1999EarlyLC,
  title={Early Lung Cancer Action Project: overall design and findings from baseline screening.},
  author={Claudia I. Henschke and Dorothy I. McCauley and David F. Yankelevitz and David P. Naidich and Georgeann McGuinness and Olli S. Miettinen and Daniel M. Libby and Mark W Pasmantier and Jun Koizumi and Nasser Khaled Altorki and James Patrick Smith},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={1999},
  volume={89 11 Suppl},
  pages={2474-82}
}
BACKGROUND The Early Lung Cancer Action Project (ELCAP) is designed to evaluate baseline and annual repeat screening by low-radiation-dose computed tomography (low-dose CT) in people at high risk of lung cancer. We report the baseline experience. METHODS ELCAP has enrolled 1000 symptom-free volunteers, aged 60 years or older, with at least 10 pack-years of cigarette smoking and no previous cancer, who were medically fit to undergo thoracic surgery. After a structured interview and informed… CONTINUE READING
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