Smoking abstinence for 7 years results in a 20% reduction in death from lung cancer--a benefit that is comparable to three rounds of annual screening with low-dose helical computed tomography (LDCT)--in asymptomatic individuals with at least a 30-pack-year smoking history, based on a secondary analysis of 50,263 participants in the National Lung Screening Trial
In the multicenter Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial
(2) conducted in the United States, there was a nonsignificant increase in prostate-cancer mortality in the screening group, while the European Randomized Study of Screening for Prostate Cancer (ERSPC) (3) trial showed a statistically significant absolute reduction of 0.10 prostate-cancer deaths per 1000 person-years after a median follow-up of 11 years.
In the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian (PLCO) Cancer Screening Trial
, a randomized, controlled trial of 78,216 women in the United States, there was no significant difference in the number of ovarian cancer cases diagnosed in women randomized to annual screening vs.
This is why the choice of Liverpool for a landmark lung cancer screening trial
, that could transform the way the disease is treated across the UK, is both appropriate and welcome.
That situation changed in August with publication of the National Lung Screening Trial
We await the results of the researchers' ongoing screening trial
to determine what effects such screening might have on mortality from ovarian cancer.
No screening biomarker appears to work better than CA 125 alone in detecting ovarian cancer, according to an analysis of prediagnostic specimens from the Prostate, Lung, Colorectal, and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial
Thousands of women have taken part in Gateshead's screening programme ( the largest screening trial
in the world ( and they will play a critical role in reducing the number of deaths from the illness.
Middlesbrough's James Cook University Hospital has recruited 10,000 women from the area to take part in the word's largest ovarian cancer screening trial
Sue Kelleher, of Penarth, volunteered to help other women by taking part in the world's largest ovarian cancer screening trial
, testing the effectiveness of routine screening for the disease.
THE biggest-ever screening trial
to detect ovarian cancer has been launched by the Medical Research Council.
It will be the world's largest screening trial
for ovarian cancer and the aim is to find out if it is possible to halve the 5000 deaths a year from the disease in the UK by diagnosing it earlier.