Low-dose computed-tomography lung cancer screening: the first European recommendations from the European Society of Radiology and European Respiratory S... Academic Article uri icon


  • The National Cancer Comprehensive Network (NCCN), ACCP, ASCO, American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS), US Preventive Services Task Force, to list only a few, recommend to target at-risk population of 55-to 74-year olds, with an extension to 79- year olds, proposed by the AATS, and a history of smoking of at least 30 pack-years. In the presence of 1 additional risk factor, the NCCN and AATS have lowered the age to 50 years and smoking history to 20 pack-years. 5 Apart from the recognition of a live-saving capability by medical societies, there has been ongoing and untiring advocacy, with the Lung Cancer Alliance as the leading charity. Under its leadership, the American College of Radiology and the Society of Thoracic Surgeons, which included nearly 100 other professional societies, public health organizations, medical centers, and patient groups, in a genuinely allied …

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  • January 1, 2015