Protocols

Protocols are detailed step-by-step actions for health professionals to follow in setting up and implementing screening programmes.

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NHS (UK) Technical guide for TLHC participant management during the coronavirus pandemic

This guide produced with the assistance of several clinician experts in the field of CT screening for lung cancer sets out the modifications projects should adopt to the…

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Screening for Lung Cancer

Author: Fitzpatrick-Lewis et al. Publication Source: Canadian Task Force on Preventative Health Care Country: Canada Date: May 2014 Summary of Content: This report combines the benefits and harms of lung cancer screening in average and high-risk asymptomatic adults and provides contextual information on topics including test properties and performance and participants’ preferences. Link to Document: https://canadiantaskforce.ca/wp-content/uploads/2016/03/2015-lung-cancer-protocol-en.pdf

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International Early Lung Cancer Action Program: update on lung cancer screening and the management of CT screen-detected findings

Author: Chung et al. Publication Source: AME Medical Journal Country: USA Date: August 2017 Summary of Content: This resource provides a commonly used lung cancer screening protocol developed by the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program. Link to Document: http://amj.amegroups.com/article/view/4012/4736

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I-ELCAP

Author: I-ELCAP Publication Source: I-ELCAP Country: USA Date: August 2017 Summary of Content: This resource provides a commonly used lung cancer screening protocol developed by the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program and gives information on the indications for screening, the frequency, communication of results, the process of lung cancer screening, and quality assurance. Link to Document: http://www.ielcap.org/sites/default/files/I-ELCAP-protocol.pdf

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RESEARCH - The State of Global Lung Cancer Research - 2020 data now published / NEWS - global COVID-19 updates