Timothy C. Kennedy, M.D., Clinical Professor, University of Colorado School of Medicine, commented about EarlyCDT-Lung and this new data, "It is intriguing to consider the possible impact these test characteristics may have on the management of patients at high risk for lung cancer with suspicious CT imaging results. The positive predictive value is very good and should aid further risk stratification when considering any ongoing monitoring options. The sensitivity is pretty good. Much work needs to be done before the test's impact on lung cancer specific mortality can be determined, especially in the area of early detection."
Previous published studies had focused on the technical performance of the test reporting that EarlyCDT-Lung is a reproducible autoantibody (immuno-biomarker) laboratory test, which gave similar results in training and validation datasets. The present publication extends these findings and in particular highlights that EarlyCDT-Lung detects early stage lung cancer that may significantly improve the prognosis for lung cancer patients.
Currently in the United States, lung cancer is responsible for more deaths than breast, prostate, colon, liver, kidney and melanoma cancers
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