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Lung Cancer Screening: Clinical Utility and Guidelines

Last updated: October 13, 2020
Project Number: RA1142-000
Product Line: Rapid Response
Research Type: Other Diagnostics
Report Type: Reference List
Result type: Report

Question

  1. What is the clinical utility of screening for lung cancer in the general adult population?
  2. What is the clinical utility of screening for lung cancer in adults at high risk of lung cancer?
  3. What are the evidence-based guidelines regarding screening for lung cancer?

Key Message

Five health technology assessments, 10 systematic reviews (six with meta-analyses), and 14 randomized controlled trials were identified regarding the clinical utility of screening for lung cancer in adults at high risk of lung cancer. Ten evidence-based guidelines were identified regarding screening for lung cancer. No literature was identified regarding the clinical utility of screening for lung cancer in the general adult population.