Progressive Scan for Lung Cancer
Cancer Newsline - 07/11/2011
The New England Journal of Medicine recently published the results of the National Lung Screening Trial led by the National Cancer Institute with MD Anderson Cancer Center a main participant. This first-of-its-kind study found computed tomography (CT) scans detect lung cancer at an earlier, more curable stage compared to traditional X-rays resulting in 20% fewer deaths. Reggie Munden, M.D., Professor in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology and Therese Bevers, M.D., Professor in the Department of Clinical Cancer Prevention, discuss this breakthrough that has lead to the first screening for lung cancer.