Screening for lung cancer. A critique of the Mayo Lung Project.

  title={Screening for lung cancer. A critique of the Mayo Lung Project.},
  author={Robert S Fontana and D R Sanderson and L B Woolner and William F. Taylor and William E. Miller and John R. Muhm and Philip E. Bernatz and W. Spencer Payne and Peter C. Pairolero and Erik J. Bergstralh},
  volume={67 4 Suppl},
The National Cancer Institute of the United States recently sponsored three large-scale, randomized controlled trials of screening for early lung cancer. The trials were conducted at the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, and the Mayo Clinic. Participants were middle-aged and older men who were chronic heavy cigarette smokers and thus at high risk of developing lung cancer. Screening procedures were chest radiography and sputum cytology, the only… CONTINUE READING


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