Accepted for Publication: July 13, 2013.
Published Online: December 9, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.12738.
Study concept and design: Patz, Gatsonis, Sicks, Kramer, Black, Aberle.
Acquisition of data: Gatsonis, Sicks, Tammemägi, Chiles.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Patz, Pinsky, Gatsonis, Sicks, Kramer, Tammemägi, Black.
Drafting of the manuscript: Patz, Pinsky, Gatsonis, Black.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Patz, Pinsky, Gatsonis, Sicks, Kramer, Tammemägi, Chiles, Aberle.
Statistical analysis: Patz, Pinsky, Gatsonis, Sicks, Black.
Obtained funding: Gatsonis.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Gatsonis, Sicks.
Study supervision: Patz, Gatsonis, Kramer, Tammemägi.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Patz conducted a research project on serum protein biomarkers and indeterminate pulmonary nodules funded by Laboratory Corporation of America through a sponsored research agreement with Duke University. Dr Gatsonis is a consultant/member of the scientific advisory board for Wilex AG and a board member for Frontier Science & Technology Research Foundation and has served as a consultant to Endocyte Inc and Genentech.
Funding/Support: This research was supported by the National Institutes of Health (grants U01 CA079778 and U01 CA080098 and contracts N01-CN-25511, N01-CN-25512, N01-CN-25513, N01-CN-25514, N01-CN-25515, N01-CN-25516, N01-CN-25518, N01-CN-25522, N01-CN-25524, N01-CN-75022, N01-CN-25476, and N02-CN-63300).
Role of the Sponsor: The National Institutes of Health had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; and preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Group Information: The members of the NLST Overdiagnosis Writing Team are Deni Aberle, MD, University of California, Los Angeles; Judith Amorosa, MD, Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital, East Brunswick, New Jersey; Christine Berg, MD, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland; William C. Black, MD, Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, New Hampshire; Caroline Chiles, MD, Wake Forest University Health Sciences Center, Winston Salem, North Carolina; Tim Church, PhD, MS, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; David Crawford, MD, University of Colorado at Denver, Aurora; Richard Fagerstrom, PhD, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland; Matthew T. Freedman, MD, Georgetown University, Washington, DC; Ilana F. Gareen, PhD, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island; Kavita Garg, MD, University of Colorado at Denver, Aurora; Constantine Gatsonis, PhD, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island; Barry Kramer, MD, MPH, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland; David Lynch, MD, National Jewish Health, Denver, Colorado; Reginald F. Munden, MD, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas; Hrudaya (Bobby) Nath, MBBS, DMR, MD, University of Alabama, Birmingham; Edward F. Patz Jr, MD, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina; Paul Pinsky, PhD, National Cancer Institute, Bethesda, Maryland; Mitchell Schnall, MD, PhD, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia; JoRean Sicks, MS, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island; Martin C. Tammemägi, PhD, Brock University, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada; Joel Weissfeld, MD, MPH, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Correction: This article was corrected online March 10, 2014, for errors in the Conflict of Interest statement.