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Jiemin Ma, Elizabeth M. Ward, Robert Smith and Ahmedin Jemal Annual number of lung cancer deaths potentially avertable by screening in the United States Cancer 119

Version of Record online: 25 FEB 2013 | DOI: 10.1002/cncr.27813

In 2010, approximately 8.6 million Americans were eligible for low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening for lung cancer according to the criteria used in the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST). Approximately 12,000 lung cancer deaths could potentially be averted in the United States each year if LDCT screening is fully implemented among the entire screening-eligible population following the screening protocol and regimens adopted in the NLST.

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