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Early Lung Cancer Detection Using Computed Tomography

2014-08-27 03:50:08 | BioPortfolio

Summary

Early detection of lung cancer may improve treatment outcomes. Risk factors have been identified, suggesting a population which might benefit from regular screening. Lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) has experienced a recent renaissance with reported sensitivity for detection of lung cancer of 2.7% in high-risk populations. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the utility of LCDT for the early diagnosis of lung cancer in Ontario.

Study Design

Observational Model: Defined Population, Primary Purpose: Screening, Time Perspective: Longitudinal, Time Perspective: Prospective

Conditions

Lung Cancer

Location

Princess Margaret Hospital
Toronto
Ontario
Canada

Status

Recruiting

Source

University Health Network, Toronto

Results (where available)

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Published on BioPortfolio: 2014-08-27T03:50:08-0400

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