The growth of CT screening for lung cancer is leading to a significant increase in the number of patients diagnosed with nodules in the lungs (more than 1.5m patients with pulmonary nodules expected per annum in the US1).
But CT screening has a high false positive rate – over 96% of these nodules found in the NLST study were benigni – a major concern for pulmonologists.
The EarlyCDT®-Lung test has the potential to enhance significantly current risk assessment protocols recommended in guidelines in the US2.
EarlyCDT-lung test results
The EarlyCDT-Lung test results can shift the nodule risk calculated with the Swensen/Mayo model3.
1 Sethi S, Parrish S. Journal of Thoracic Disease. 2016;8(Suppl 6):S494-S497
2 Gould MK, Donington J, Lynch WR, et al. Evaluation of individuals with pulmonary nodules: when is it lung cancer? diagnosis and management of lung cancer, 3rd ed: American College of Chest Physicians evidence-based clinical practice guidelines. Chest. 2013;143(5)(suppl): e93S-e120S.
3 Swensen SJ, et al. Arch Intern Med. 1997; 157:849–855.
4 Autoantibody Signature Enhances the Positive Predictive Power of Computed Tomography and Nodule-Based Risk Models for Detection of Lung Cancer. Massion PP, Healey GF, Peek LJ, et al. J Thorac Oncol. 2017; 12(3):578-584.
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