UK low-dose CT lung cancer screening study results withheld
This article was originally published in Clinica
The feasibility study and protocol development for the UK Lung Cancer Screening Trial (UKLS) has been completed, but its findings will not be published for now. The protocol for the trial was to be based on the use of low-dose computed tomography (LDCT). "The findings may form part of a larger report at a later date," explained the NHS' health technology assessment programme, in a project update posted this week. The study, which began in October 2008, was led by Professor John Field, of the Surgery and Oncology School of Cancer Studies, University of Liverpool. The NHS' HTA programme is managed by the NIHR Coordinating Centre for Health Technology Assessment (NCCHTA). Lung cancer kills some 33,500 people in the UK every year.