Lack of benefit from semi-annual screening for cancer of the lung : follow-up report of a randomized controlled trial on a population of high-risk males in Czechoslovakia.
We now report the findings of a further 3-year follow-up (years 4-6) of the intervention and control groups.
Our objectives are:
1) to report on incidence and mortality from lung cancer, and mortality from other causes, in the screened (intervention) group and in the controls, for the entire 6-year follow-up period (years 1-6); 2) to examine newly detected cases of lung cancer by the mode of detection, stage, cell type and resectability, and to analyze their survival up to 5 years after detection or until death; 3) to evaluate, on the basis of the present study and other published work, to what extent, if at all, screening for lung cancer at semi-annual intervals is possible and justified as a component of a comprehensive lung cancer control program.
Mots-clés Pascal : Europe, Homme, Tumeur, Bronchopulmonaire, Fumeur, Facteur risque, Dépistage, Tchécoslovaquie, Semestriel, Incidence, Mortalité, Echantillonnage aléatoire, Etude longitudinale, Epidémiologie, Appareil respiratoire pathologie, Tumeur maligne, Age mûr, Adulte
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Europe, Human, Tumor, Bronchopulmonary, Smoker, Risk factor, Screening, Czechoslovakia, Six monthly, Incidence, Mortality, Random sampling, Follow up study, Epidemiology, Respiratory disease, Malignant tumor, Middle age, Adult
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Cote : 91-0005018
Code Inist : 002B11A. Création : 199406.