Screening Study Provides Edge in Lung Cancer

Screening Study Examines New Strategy for Lung Cancer Treatment

Kathleen Raven |  18.05.2016

When the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) launched in the U.S. in 2002, neither American nor European medical organizations endorsed specific lung cancer screening guidelines. Furthermore, the existing strategies missed crucial lung cancer diagnoses because the disease can be asymptomatic until the advanced stages.


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4https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02185495

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