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Study find CT scans reduce death rates from lung cancer by 20 percent – CNL
A first-of-its-kind study has found that CT scans detect lung cancer at an earlier, curable stage in the population at highest risk compared to traditional X-rays—resulting in 20% fewer deaths from the disease. Until now, there's been no recommended screening tool to detect early lung cancer, however these results may be a major breakthrough. MD Anderson Cancer Center was one of 33 sites that participated in the NCI-led trial. Reggie Munden, M.D., professor in the Department of Thoracic Imaging is the study's principal investigator at MD Anderson, and explains the findings and their significance.
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Title: Study find CT scans reduce death rates from lung cancer by 20 percent – CNL
Summary: A first-of-its-kind study has found that CT scans detect lung cancer at an earlier, curable stage in the population at highest risk compared to traditional X-rays—resulting in 20% fewer deaths from the disease. Until now, there's been no recommended screening tool to detect early lung cancer, however these results may be a major breakthrough. MD Anderson Cancer Center was one of 33 sites that participated in the NCI-led trial. Reggie Munden, M.D., professor in the Department of Thoracic Imaging is the study's principal investigator at MD Anderson, and explains the findings and their significance.
Keywords: M. D. Anderson, MD Anderson, Cancer, Cancer Newsline, lung, cancer, screening, ct, scan, x-ray
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