Minorities and Lung Cancer Detection

August 27, 2018

In screening for lung cancer with Low Dose CT  scans (LDCT), a University of Illinois at Chicago study found that inner city minority based populations have a higher incidence of lung cancer than the majority white population studied in the National Lung Screening Trial.

The Lung Cancer Screening Trial findings contributed to the current guidelines used in determining if a patient should have a LDCT.

This University of Illinois study also asserts that the benefits of LDCT would be more effective in reducing lung cancer deaths, if the guidelines considered more than just smoking history and age when determining a person’s risk.

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