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This Week in NEJM


Published online in advance in NEJM this week, The National Lung Screening Trial Research Team presents findings from a study of the associations between reduced lung cancer mortality and low-dose computed tomographic screening. So far, the use of screening has been ineffective against the mortality rate in lung cancer, the authors write. But studies on low-dose helical computed tomography show that the technology can detect many early-stage lung tumors.

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