On April 23, 2012, the American Lung Association published a booklet titled “Providing Guidance for Lung Cancer Screening:The American Lung Association Interim Report”. The guidance was based on the review of various studies including the results from the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), a randomized clinical trial that screened at-risk smokers with either low dose CT or standard chest x-ray.The National Cancer Institute had released the results of the trial on August 2011.
This report provides a comprehensive review of the available evidence on both the benefits and risks of lung cancer screening, as well as highlights areas where more research is needed.
I wrote an article based on the report. It was published in The Hindu on April 26, 2012.
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