Lung cancer is still the deadliest cancer in men and women worldwide. This high mortality is related to diagnosis in advanced stages, when curative treatment is no longer an option. Large randomized controlled trials have shown that lung cancer screening (LCS) with low-dose computed tomography (CT) can detect lung cancers at earlier stages and reduce lung cancer-specific mortality. The recent publication of the significant reduction of cancer-related mortality by 26% in the Dutch-Belgian NELSON LCS trial has increased the likelihood that implementation of LCS in Europe will move forward. Radiologists are important stakeholders in numerous aspects of the LCS pathway. Their role goes beyond nodule detection and nodule management. Being part of a multidisciplinary team, radiologists are key players in numerous aspects of implementation of a high quality LCS program. In this non-systematic review we discuss the multifaceted role of radiologists in LCS.

The radiologist’s role in lung cancer screening / Snoeckx, A.; Franck, C.; Silva, M.; Prokop, M.; Schaefer-Prokop, C.; Revel, M. -P.. - In: TRANSLATIONAL LUNG CANCER RESEARCH. - ISSN 2218-6751. - 10:5(2021), pp. 2356-2367. [10.21037/tlcr-20-924]

The radiologist’s role in lung cancer screening

Silva M.
Writing – Original Draft Preparation
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2021-01-01

Abstract

Lung cancer is still the deadliest cancer in men and women worldwide. This high mortality is related to diagnosis in advanced stages, when curative treatment is no longer an option. Large randomized controlled trials have shown that lung cancer screening (LCS) with low-dose computed tomography (CT) can detect lung cancers at earlier stages and reduce lung cancer-specific mortality. The recent publication of the significant reduction of cancer-related mortality by 26% in the Dutch-Belgian NELSON LCS trial has increased the likelihood that implementation of LCS in Europe will move forward. Radiologists are important stakeholders in numerous aspects of the LCS pathway. Their role goes beyond nodule detection and nodule management. Being part of a multidisciplinary team, radiologists are key players in numerous aspects of implementation of a high quality LCS program. In this non-systematic review we discuss the multifaceted role of radiologists in LCS.
2021
The radiologist’s role in lung cancer screening / Snoeckx, A.; Franck, C.; Silva, M.; Prokop, M.; Schaefer-Prokop, C.; Revel, M. -P.. - In: TRANSLATIONAL LUNG CANCER RESEARCH. - ISSN 2218-6751. - 10:5(2021), pp. 2356-2367. [10.21037/tlcr-20-924]
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