Screening for early detection of lung cancer

BMJ 2010; 341 doi: (Published 10 December 2010) Cite this as: BMJ 2010;341:c7143

An editing error occurred in the eighth paragraph of this Observations column by Douglas Kamerow (BMJ 2010;341:c6544 doi:10.1136/bmj.c6544). With reference to the US National Cancer Institute’s termination of its national lung screening trial, we should have retained Kamerow’s original wording: “The study applied only to heavy (30 pack years or more) smokers [not “heavy (30 or more packs a year) smokers”] aged 55 or older.”


Cite this as: BMJ2010;341:c7143

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