Blood test improves lung cancer screening accuracy

News-Medical.Net June 11, 2024, 11:00 AM UTC

Summary: A blood-based cfDNA fragmentome assay for lung cancer detection showed 84% sensitivity, 58% specificity, and 99.8% NPV. With a 0.7% lung cancer prevalence, the NNS was 143. The assay could reduce lung cancer deaths by 14,264 in high adoption scenarios. It offers a cost-effective, accurate screening tool, potentially decreasing late-stage diagnoses and fatalities.

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