Diagnostic Imaging - "Lung Cancers Found by CT Similar to Those Found in Clinical Practice"

 – March 28, 2012 /Press Release/  –– 

Lung cancers found through annual CT screening are similar to those found in routine practice, both in volume doubling time and cell-type distribution, said researchers in a report from the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program (I-ELCAP), published online in the journal Radiology. I-ELCAP principal investigator Claudia I. Henschke, PhD, MD, professor of radiology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine, explained that there was concern that cancers diagnosed in screening were less aggressive than those found in routine practice. “This study shows that the cell types of cancer diagnosed in annual rounds of screening, as well as their growth rates, are quite similar to those that are found in clinical practice, where it is well understood that lung cancer is highly lethal,” said Dr. Henschke. Learn more