The rocky road to implementing CT lung cancer screening

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Matthew Watson
Published: May 18, 2023 In The News

18th May 2023 – Matthew Watson – Featured on

Despite declining tobacco use, lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer deaths globally, often evading detection until advanced stages. It is unsurprising, then, that interest in targeted lung screening (LCS) programs has risen markedly in recent decades.

Landmark clinical studies, including the NLST and NELSON trials, have done much to progress international discussions among leading health authorities, establishing lung screening’s potential to improve patient outcomes. A major development this year, however, was the European Union (EU)’s official recommendation for lung screening programs at national and regional levels across its 27 members. Now, many member states are entering the implementation phase of their respective programs.