Journal article

Screening for lung cancer

Renee Manser, Anne Lethaby, Louis B Irving, Christine Stone, Graham Byrnes, Michael J Abramson, Don Campbell

COCHRANE DATABASE OF SYSTEMATIC REVIEWS | WILEY | Published : 2013

Abstract

BACKGROUND: This is an updated version of the original review published in The Cochrane Library in 1999 and updated in 2004 and 2010. Population-based screening for lung cancer has not been adopted in the majority of countries. However it is not clear whether sputum examinations, chest radiography or newer methods such as computed tomography (CT) are effective in reducing mortality from lung cancer. OBJECTIVES: To determine whether screening for lung cancer, using regular sputum examinations, chest radiography or CT scanning of the chest, reduces lung cancer mortality. SEARCH METHODS: We searched electronic databases: the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials (CENTRAL) (The Cochrane..

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