Screening for lung cancer

Marshall, Henry M. and Fong, Kwun M. (2013) Screening for lung cancer. Cancer Forum, 37 2: 146-149.

Author Marshall, Henry M.
Fong, Kwun M.
Title Screening for lung cancer
Journal name Cancer Forum   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0311-306X
Publication date 2013-07-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 37
Issue 2
Start page 146
End page 149
Total pages 4
Place of publication Sydney, NSW Australia
Publisher Cancer Council Australia
Language eng
Subject 2730 Oncology
1306 Cancer Research
Abstract Lung cancer is a major global health issue and will remain so for decades to come. Lung cancer screening has the potential to reduce mortality from this disease and represents one of the most exciting developments in recent years. Screening appears to have taken hold in the US, yet has received a more cautious reception in other countries, probably due to a lack of accurate cost-effectiveness data and implementation capacity uncertainties. Refinement of screening using risk prediction to select the highest risk candidates is the next challenge and, coupled with an integrated smoking cessation program, could substantially improve cost-effectiveness. Future research will determine if biomarkers in biological samples will offer a low cost and minimally invasive method of screening and early detection. In this paper we review the development of lung cancer screening to date, the current state of the art and future directions for research.
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

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