Lung cancer screening: the European perspective

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Abstract

European studies have contributed significantly to the understanding of lung cancer screening. Smoking within screening, quality of life, nodule management, minimally invasive treatments, cancer prevention programs, and risk models have been extensively investigated by European groups. Mortality data from European screening studies have not been encouraging so far, but long-term results of the NELSON study are eagerly awaited. Investigations on molecular markers of lung cancer are ongoing in Europe; preliminary results suggest they may become an important screening tool in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)161-174
Number of pages14
JournalThoracic Surgery Clinics
Volume25
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2015

Keywords

  • Computed tomography
  • Diagnostic algorithm
  • Early-stage lung cancer
  • Lung cancer
  • Survival

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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