Antoch gives update on CT lung cancer screening in Germany

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Early cancer detection with low-dose CT as a statutory service for high-risk patients looks set to begin in Germany in early 2024, according to Prof. Dr. Gerald Antoch, deputy president of the German Röntgen Society (DRG).

In long-term smokers, mortality can be reduced by up to 15%, he noted. Therefore, the Federal Joint Committee will promptly discuss the nationwide introduction of a lung cancer screening program for long-term smokers.

"Hopefully, a gap in health care will soon be closed," said Antoch, who is also the director of the Institute for Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology at the University Hospital Düsseldorf.

To read the full article in German, go to the DRG website.

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