MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Martin C. Tammemägi PhD
Cancer Care Ontario | Prevention & Cancer Control
Lung Cancer Screening Pilot for People at High Risk
Professor (Epidemiology) | Brock University Department of Health Sciences
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study?
Response: Some prediction models can accurately predict lung cancer risk (probability of developing lung cancer during a specified time). Good model predictors include sociodemographic, medical and exposure variables. In recent years, low dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening has become widespread in trials, pilots, demonstration studies, and public health practice.
It appears that screening results provides added valuable, independent predictive information regarding future lung cancer risk, aside from the lung cancers directly detected from the diagnostic investigations resulting from positive screens. Continue reading