A new article available now in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology (JTO) outlines key factors needed to implement a successful lung cancer screening programme in Europe.

Implementing Lung Cancer Screening in Europe: Taking a Systems Approach – Wait et al 2022.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in Europe. Screening by means of low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) can shift detection to an earlier stage and reduce lung cancer mortality in high-risk individuals.

However, to date, Poland, Croatia, Italy, and Romania are the only European countries to commit to large-scale implementation of targeted LDCT screening. Using a health systems approach, this article evaluates key factors needed to enable the successful implementation of screening programs across Europe.

You can read the whole article, and download it a pdf document, here: