Lung cancer screening a waste: experts

Australia should not adopt a national lung cancer screening program, experts say, despite moves in the US towards yearly CT screening for high-risk patients.

A US Preventive Services Task Force draft statement has recommended annual low dose CT screening for healthy people aged 55-79 who have a 30 or more pack-year history of smoking and have smoked within the past 15 years.

Using data from the recent National Lung Screening Trial, the recommendations offered a "reasonable balance of benefits and harms