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Topic - Peter Bach
New lung cancer screening guidelines from three medical groups recommend annual scans but only for an older group of current or former heavy smokers.
New lung-cancer screening guidelines from three medical groups recommend annual scans but only for an older group of current or former heavy smokers.
About 8 million Americans would be eligible for screening under the new criteria, and if all of them got the scans, about 4,000 lung-cancer deaths per year could be prevented, said Dr. Peter Bach of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center in New York.
He chaired the expert panel that wrote the new guidelines for the American College of Chest Physicians, the American Society of Clinical Oncology and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network.