LIFE CHANGING EARLY DETECTION: WE WANT TO ACCELERATE IMPLEMENTATION AND MAKE LUNG CANCER SCREENING ACCESSIBLE FOR THOSE WHO BENEFIT.

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“Life changing early detection.” Up to now medical doctors were in most instances only able to extend the lives of people diagnosed with lung cancer. This is because lung cancer is almost always diagnosed in a late stage where survival rates are very low: nine out of ten persons that are diagnosed with a stage 4 lung cancer tumour will not be alive in five years. There have been big advancements in medication and treatment in the last decades, but due to the late stage diagnosis, these advancements were mainly live-extending and not live-saving. Recently, the results of the NELSON trial were published in the New England Journal of Medicine, showing low-dose CT-scans could detect lung cancer in an early stage and thereby reduce lung cancer mortality by 24% in males in a high-risk population (for the abstract, click on the image to the right). Therefore, the institute for DiagNostic Accuracy (iDNA) wants to accelerate high quality implementation and make lung cancer screening accessible for those who benefit.

Besides lung cancer screening, we have recently also engaged in helping in the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out our news item below or the article to the far right.

FEATURED NEWS

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AI shows promise in significantly reducing radiologist workload

AI shows promise in significantly reducing radiologist workload 1920 1440 iDNA

New iDNA publication! iDNA and partners have published new research validating the clinical performance of AI software in the medical scientific journal Lung Cancer: “Outstanding negative prediction performance of solid…

Key Dutch publication on COVID-19 featured in Radiology special edition

Key Dutch publication on COVID-19 featured in Radiology special edition 1078 1217 iDNA

The diagnosis, prevention and treatment on COVID-19 from April 9th is now featured in Radiology’s special edition of their most highly cited and most influential articles published during the pandemic…

Most cited paper of 2017 in European Radiology!

Most cited paper of 2017 in European Radiology! 600 400 iDNA

Another moment worth celebrating for iDNA! An article published in European Radiology, of which prof. Oudkerk was supervisor and co-author, has recently received the award for most cited article of…

Working to find solutions for COVID-19

Working to find solutions for COVID-19 2560 1476 iDNA

iDNA against COVID-19 To address the current Covid-19 challenges, the Dutch National Institute for Health and Environment (RIVM) has formally requested Prof. Oudkerk to bring together a group of key…


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