In JAMA this week, US researchers report a systematic review of the benefits and harms of CT screening for lung cancer. The team reviewed the available literature and found evidence in one large study of 53,454 patients that suggests that CT screening results in significantly fewer lung cancer deaths. About 20 percent of individuals screened had positive results requiring some follow-up, and about 1 percent of individual had lung cancer, the team says.

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