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Lung Cancer Screening and Elderly Adults: Do We Have Sufficient Evidence?Lung Cancer Screening and Elderly Adults

Michael K. Gould, MD, MS
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From Kaiser Permanente Southern California, Pasadena, California.

Disclosures: Disclosures can be viewed at www.acponline.org/authors/icmje/ConflictOfInterestForms.do?msNum=M14-2006.

Requests for Single Reprints: Michael K. Gould, MD, MS, Director for Health Services Research and Implementation Science, Department of Research and Evaluation, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, 100 South Los Robles Avenue, Suite 304, Pasadena, CA 91101.


Ann Intern Med. 2014;161(9):672-673. doi:10.7326/M14-2006
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In this issue, Pinsky and colleagues present the results of their secondary analysis of data from the National Lung Screening Trial, in which they compared outcomes of screening with LDCT between Medicare-eligible and younger participants. The editorialist discusses the findings and their implications for clinicians and policymakers.

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Real world concerns--The CT scanner on the corner
Posted on September 9, 2014
Stephen L. Hansen,MD,FACP
MD,retired,ex-smoker who would be qualified for this study group
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See paragraph #4 about doing screening in our for-profit,unstructured system --void of the constraints and oversight of the NLCST centers. Spend my tax money and political capital on tobacco cessation and near-abolution, thank you.
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