Work-related cancer target of new approaches to screening
The National Institute on Occupational Safety and Health is viewing research on lung cancer detection. The agency has developed a blog about the study and possible implications for the workforce.
With lung cancer the foremost cause of death from cancer, researchers are looking at new ways for early detection. A study of heavy smokers screened with helical computerized tomography indicated fewer lung cancer deaths compared to a similar group screened with chest radiography. NIOSH is hoping "this might provide new approaches to cancer screening among workers with increased risk for lung cancer because of past occupational exposures," the agency announced.
Peer-reviewed findings from the study are expected soon.
Read more at the WorkersComp Forum homepage.
March 31, 2011
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