Lung cancer screening--its efficacy and limitations

Motoyasu Sagawa, Yasuki Saito, Masami Sato, Makoto Sugita, Chiaki Endo, Satomi Takahashi, Katsuo Usuda, Akira Sakurada, Takashi Kondo, Tsutomu Sakuma

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Although the purpose of cancer screening is to decrease the number of cancer deaths, the efficacy of some cancer screening programs has not been proved. This article describes the authorized method for the lung cancer screening system in Japan, and introduces papers reporting the efficacy of lung cancer screening. The problems in the present lung cancer screening system in Japan are also discussed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1894-1899
Number of pages6
JournalGan to kagaku ryoho. Cancer & chemotherapy
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Nov

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology
  • Cancer Research


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