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NEJM Data Show Volume CT Screening Lowers Mortality in High-Risk Lung Cancer

Brittany Cote
Published: Wednesday, Feb 12, 2020

Chandra Belani, MD, chief science officer at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer

Chandra Belani, MD

Patients with high-risk lung cancer who underwent volume CT screening had a significantly lower lung cancer mortality compared with those who were not screened, according to 10-year follow-up results from the NELSON trial that were published in the New England Journal of Medicine.1

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  1. De Koning HJ, Van Der Aalst CM, De Jong PA, et al. Reduced lung-cancer mortality with volume CT screening in a randomized trial [published online February 6, 2020]. N Eng J Med. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1911793.           
  2. The National Lung Screening Trial Research Team. Reduced lung-cancer mortality with low-dose computed tomographic screening. N Engl J Med. 2011;365(5):395-409. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1102873.

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