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Slightly more benefit from LDCT lung cancer screening in high-risk patients over 65

from The Oncology Report

High-risk patients older than 65 years derive slightly more benefit from low-dose CT screening for lung cancer than younger patients do, according to a report published online Sept. 8 in the Annals of Internal Medicine. In a secondary analysis of data from the National Lung Screening Trial, low-dose CT (LDCT) screening’s positive predictive value, a measure of screening efficiency, was higher in older patients than in those younger than 65. more


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