The National Cancer Institute Cooperative Early Lung Cancer Detection Program. Results of the initial screen (prevalence). Early lung cancer detection: Introduction

Am Rev Respir Dis. 1984 Oct;130(4):545-9. doi: 10.1164/arrd.1984.130.4.545.


This introduction provides a description of 3 cooperating studies on Screening for Early Lung Cancer conducted under the auspices of the National Cancer Institute. The next 3 reports detail the unique aspects and results of the individual screening studies. The final presentation summarizes the initial ("prevalence") screening for all 3 centers (approximately 30,000 men), and gives our conclusions.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Carcinogens, Environmental
  • Humans
  • Lung Neoplasms / epidemiology*
  • Male
  • Mass Screening / methods*
  • Middle Aged
  • National Institutes of Health (U.S.)*
  • Radiography, Thoracic
  • Smoking
  • Sputum / cytology
  • Time Factors
  • United States


  • Carcinogens, Environmental