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Expert Calls Screening to the Forefront in Lung Cancer

Caroline Seymour
Published: Thursday, Aug 09, 2018

Robert Jotte, MD, PhD

Robert Jotte, MD, PhD
If physicians incorporated routine lung cancer screening into clinical practice, at least 40,000 lives could be saved annually, according to Robert M. Jotte, MD, PhD.

on Advanced Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer, Jotte addressed the underutilization of lung cancer screening in the United States and the importance of multidisciplinary management in improving patient outcomes.

OncLive: What should be known about screening in lung cancer?

Jotte: The NLST was a large trial that [screened] over 53,000 patients for lung cancer and followed them for lung cancer–specific outcomes with low-dose spiral CT versus chest x-ray. We found that the incidence of lung cancer detection was much greater with the low-dose CT scan.
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