Is national lung screening now a step closer?

Professor Christine Jenkins says the findings of a new study are 'extraordinarily important'

Lung cancer mortality can be cut by at least one-quarter with regular screening of smokers after the age of 50, according to findings from a European study with a decade-long follow-up.

Professor Christine Jenkins.
Professor Christine Jenkins.

The Dutch–Belgian NELSON trial randomised smokers and ex-smokers aged 50-74 to undergo low-dose CT scans at one- to three-year intervals and