Original Publication Date: 31 March, 2014
Publication / Source: Lung Cancer Management
Authors: James L Mulshine & Nasser Altorki
Based on the results of the NLST , the US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF) has affirmed its recommendation regarding the value of low-dose computed tomography (CT) scans in finding early lung cancer . The next steps entail ensuring provisions for appropriate reimbursement followed by national implementation of this screening service. From a clinical perspective, low-dose CT management is quite different from existing management strategies of clinically detected lung cancer.