A new report confirms an initial announcement by the National Cancer Institute of a 20-percent reduction in lung cancer deaths in heavy smokers by using helical low-dose CT screening versus X-rays. The study provides a deeper description of that finding, but does not yet answer important questions about cost-effectiveness, health care utilization, or changes in smoking behavior. Those analyses are underway and results could be available later this year.
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