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2013-12-10 10:21:24

Data from the National Lung Cancer Screening Trial (NLST)—conducted by the American College of Radiology Imaging Network and National Cancer Institute Lung Screening Study—provided researchers the opportunity to investigate the probability that a cancer detected with screening low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) would not have progressed to become life threatening.

2013-12-09 23:02:27

18 percent of lung cancers detected by low-dose CT are indolent according to ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group study. Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) December 09, 2013

2013-10-22 10:27:09

A survey finds that most patients are not being told about the possibility of overdiagnosis and overtreatment as a result of cancer screenings.

2013-09-12 23:02:30

Prominent physician, Dr.

Regular Mammograms Could Save The Lives Of Younger Women
2013-09-09 11:09:18

According to a new study, the majority of deaths from breast cancer occur in younger women who never received regular mammograms. This, says the study’s authors, proves young women should have regular mammograms.

2013-07-03 12:00:14

The introduction of CT pulmonary angiography has been associated with an 80% rise in the detection of pulmonary emboli in the US, but with little change in death rates.

2013-01-25 09:32:57

Michael Baum, Professor emeritus of surgery at University College London says that, while deaths from breast cancer may be avoided, any benefit will be more than outweighed by deaths due to the long term adverse effects of treatment.

Mammograms May Cause Overdiagnosis Of Breast Cancer
2012-11-23 05:29:06

A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine that looked at three decades of mammogram screenings finds that as much as a third of cancer diagnosed by routine mammograms may not be life-threatening.


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