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IASLC 19th WCLC: highlights and the biggest headlines

In this round up we provide you with the biggest headlines and highlights from the IASLC World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) (Toronto, Canada, September 23–26 2018), the world’s largest meeting dedicated to lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies. Highlights include:

NELSON: CT screening reduces lung cancer mortality by 26% in men

Findings from the NELSON study demonstrate that CT screening among asymptomatic men, who are at high risk for lung cancer, led to a 26% reduction in lung cancer deaths at 10 years of study follow-up.

In the smaller subset of women, the rate-ratio of dying from lung cancer varied between 0.39 and 0.61 in different years of follow-up, indicating an even significant and larger reduction in lung cancer mortality than in men.

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