Silver Book Fact

Low dose CT screening for lung cancer costs less than $200 per person, and surgery for stage I lung cancer is less than 1/2 the cost of late-stage treatment.

International Early Lung Cancer Action Program Investigators. Survival of Patients with Stage I Lung Cancer Detected on CT Screening. NEJM. October 2006; 355(17): 1763-71. http://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/355/17/1763

Reference

Title
Survival of Patients with Stage I Lung Cancer Detected on CT Screening
Publication
NEJM
Publication Date
October 2006
Authors
International Early Lung Cancer Action Program Investigators
Volume & Issue
Volume 355, Issue 17
Pages
1763-71
URL
Read Full Resource

Categories

  • Innovative Medical Research
  • Economic Value

Related Facts

  • “Among women age 65 and over, the percentage who had a mammogram within the preceding 2 years almost tripled from 23% in 1987 to 64% in 2005.”  
  • From 1975 to 1996, new cancer drugs increased life expectancy of cancer patients by about one year, at an estimated cost of $3,000—well below the estimated value of a statistical…  
  • The increase in the stock of cancer drugs from 1975 to 1995 accounted for about 50 to 60 percent of the increase in age-adjusted survival rates in the first 6…  
  • An experimental drug may help those women whose breast cancer worsens despite use of other therapies. The medicine was shown in studies to nearly double the time breast cancer…  
  • If the use of recommended colorectal screening increased to 70.5 percent, 1,000 additional lives could be saved each year.