News: National Lung Screening Trial

Regional variations in benign lung disease

Thursday, May 30th, 2013

By Dagny Stuart A study led by Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators found that rates of benign lung disease diagnosis varied widely by state following surgery for lung cancer. The results could have an impact on clinical guidelines and health policy for lung cancer screening. The study was presented by Stephen A. Deppen, M.A., M.S., […]

Early Detection for Lung Cancer Saves Lives

Thursday, June 30th, 2011

Publication this week of results of the National Lung Screening Trial, which found screening with a type of low-dose CT scan could reduce death from lung cancer by as much as 20 percent, was met with excitement and hope from lung cancer survivors, advocates, caregivers, researchers and doctors. httpv://youtu.be/VLX88TjaUw4 The study, sponsored by the National […]

CTs Reduce Lung Cancer Mortality

Monday, November 8th, 2010

A new study released by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) found that there were 20 percent fewer lung cancer deaths among heavy smokers who were screened with low-dose spiral CT compared with chest X-rays. The National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) was a nationwide trial of current and former heavy smokers ages 55 to 74.  Starting […]