The advent of helical CT imaging held promise for the early diagnosis, and thereby, for enhanced curability of lung cancer - a highly fatal disease. In 1993, the Early Lung Cancer Action Project (ELCAP) was initiated and experimentally screened a cohort of 1,000 high-risk persons. Here we summarize the results of the baseline and annual repeat CT screening of these 1,000 subjects. CT-based screening (compared to traditional radiology) was clearly shown to enhance the detection of lung cancer at earlier and more curable stages. A discussion follows of the meaning of the results and possible future screening protocols.
|Number of pages
|Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences
|Published - 2001
- Cancer screening protocols
- Early Lung Cancer Action Project (ELCAP)
- Lung cancer