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Recap of lung cancer screening test relies on hyperbole, conjecture to market preliminary result
The release includes no mention of cost, harms from false positive and negative results, or potential conflicts of interest.
Nucleix Announces Positive Clinical Results for Lung EpiCheck in Early Detection of Lung Cancer
ASCO pumps up a one-sided view of lung cancer screening: Here’s what most of the coverage missed
Among the thousands of research abstracts released to the public on Wednesday by the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO), just six were selected to be highlighted in a news conference with journalists. Of those six, one was an analysis showing only about 2% of heavy smokers are screened for lung cancer despite a recommendation […]1
In the real world, harms of lung cancer screening prove greater than expected
While hospitals and advocacy groups eagerly promote lung cancer screening to the public, some researchers are shining a spotlight on data that shows the harms of lung cancer screening occur more often than anticipated. A whopping 56 percent of the time, current and former heavy smokers who were screened with low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans […]
Imbalanced ‘Saved by the Scan’ campaign neglects big concerns over lung cancer screening
Everyone who has ever smoked cigarettes should take this quiz because “Lung cancer screening could save your life,” according to the American Lung Association’s (ALA) new “Saved by the Scan” campaign. But after taking that quiz, almost all current or former smokers (roughly 9 out of 10) will learn that they’re not good candidates for […]
Medical center needed more balance in messages about lung cancer screening initiative
Low-dose CT used in the screening program could have a high false-positive rate of more than 27 percent. That’s a harm that should have been addressed.
Free lung-cancer screening in the Augusta area finds more than double the cancer rate of previous screenings
Duke University offers strong data-driven release on lung cancer screenings for former smokers
News release expertly addresses findings from study on frequency of screening CTs for heavy smokers.
High-risk lung cancer patients may not need annual screenings
The Times offers informative breakdown on the value of lung cancer screening
Thorough, informative reporting on the risks and benefits of participating in a new lung cancer screening program.
On Medicare and Assessing the Value of Lung Cancer Screening
NBC vastly exaggerates the potential benefits of lung cancer screening
The US Preventive Services Task Force recently released a new recommendation on screening for lung cancer. The USPSTF recommends annual screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography in adults ages 55 to 80 years who have a 30 pack-year smoking history and currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years. Screening should […]12/10/2013
The potential harms of screening – seen this time in lung cancer screening
It is still a difficult concept for many people to grasp: how can there be harms from screening for cancer? Maybe the study published this week in JAMA Internal Medicine, “Overdiagnosis in Low-Dose Computed Tomography Screening for Lung Cancer,” will make some of the potential harms a little more clear. The analysis shows that nearly […]2 4/12/2012
Latest lung cancer screening stories need to reflect on harms as well as benefits
The following is a guest post from Harold DeMonaco, one of our expert editors on HealthNewsReview.org and Director of the Innovation Support Center at the Massachusetts General Hospital. ——————————————————————————————– When I went to my IGoogle homepage today I noticed a story on yet another lung cancer screening article. The story, in Oncology Nurse Advisor but […]3/14/2012
Many doctors order inappropriate lung cancer screening
A paper in the Annals of Family Medicine, “Lung Cancer Screening Practices of Primary Care Physicians: Results From a National Survey,” reports that: Primary care physicians in the United States frequently order lung cancer screening tests for asymptomatic patients, even though expert groups do not recommend it. Primary care physicians and patients need more information […]6/30/2011
ABC News story on lung cancer screening trial “an amazingly unbalanced report”
It’s been another challenging week for journalists covering various screening stories. First the new analysis of Swedish mammography studies. Some familiar flaws surfaced in some stories. Then came the followup analysis of the National Lung Screening Trial – first reported last fall. This week various headlines announced: More evidence CT scans better at detecting […]
More signs lung cancer screening could save lives
The meat of the story was well done, making up for the headline, lead sentence and concluding section that were a bit raw around the edges.
More signs lung cancer screening could save lives
Sloan-Kettering MD warns: don't believe the hype about lung cancer screening
Catching up on some important reading. Before this week ends and before the piece is forgotten, I wanted to draw attention to Dr. Peter Bach’s column in Slate, “CT Scam: Don’t believe the hype about lung-cancer screenings.” He hits on evidence, on harms, on costs, and on marketing that has already exploded all over the […]
Lung Cancer Screening Often Raises False Alarm
Accurate, informative and concise. Solid five-star story.