National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) publishes results [Video]

Scientists from the National Lung Screening Trial, who originally announced preliminary findings in November 2010, have now published their results, showing a 20 percent reduction in lung mortality among heavy smokers screened with low-dose CT compared to those screened with chest X-ray.

Watch Dr. Richard Fagerstrom, NCI mathematical statistician, discuss the NLST concept design and primary results:

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For more information on these results, view today’s press release.

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