Commentary: Brutus, Cassius, the Stars, and the Lung Cancer Screening Criteria

      To make lung cancer screening more equitable and effective, more research must be done to examine the usefulness of additional risk factors and establish different screening eligibility criteria.
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      • Screening Criteria Evaluation for Expansion in Pulmonary Neoplasias (SCREEN)
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          The SCREEN study investigated screening eligibility and survival outcomes between heavy smokers and light-or-never-smokers with lung cancer to determine whether expanded risk factor analysis is needed to refine screening criteria. SCREEN is a retrospective study of 917 lung cancer patients diagnosed between 2005 and 2018 in Nova Scotia, Canada. Screening eligibility was determined using the National Lung Screening Trial (NSLT) criteria. Mortality risk between heavy smokers and light-or-never-smokers was compared using proportional-hazards models.
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