Following the publication of results of NLST (National Lung Screening Trial, USA) and ELCAP (Early Lung Cancer Action Project, USA), lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) in high-risk subjects has been recommended in North-America. Conversely, the European Community has been waiting for further evidence. The recently concluded Dutch-Belgian Lung Cancer Screening trial (NELSON) confirmed the efficacy of LDCT screening in reducing lung cancer mortality. Two recent studies in the USA and Italy showed positive results in occupational settings among workers formerly exposed to asbestos. The available evidence seems to suggest the need to implement lung cancer screening programs among heavy smokers and workers substantively exposed to occupational carcinogens also in Europe, following common, standardized procedures, as indicated in a recent European position statement.
Diagnosi precoce del cancro del polmone in lavoratori esposti a cancerogeni / D. Consonni, A. Pesatori. - In: MEDICINA DEL LAVORO. - ISSN 0025-7818. - 109:6(2018 Dec 20), pp. 481-483.
|Titolo:||Diagnosi precoce del cancro del polmone in lavoratori esposti a cancerogeni|
PESATORI, ANGELA CECILIA (Ultimo) (Corresponding)
|Parole Chiave:||Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore MED/44 - Medicina del Lavoro|
|Data di pubblicazione:||20-dic-2018|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.23749/mdl.v109i6.7927|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|