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Cost-effectiveness of screening for lung cancer in a high risk cohort using automated sputum cytometry Slivinskas, Jennifer

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Lung cancer continues to be the leading cause of cancer death in Canada. Thirty percent of cancer deaths in men and one-quarter in women are due to lung cancer alone. Prognosis is better for patients diagnosed with early stage lung cancer (>80% 5 year relative survival) than those with late stage cancer (

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