Implementation and organization of lung cancer screening

Jesper Holst Pedersen, Haseem Ashraf

15 Citations (Scopus)


CT screening for lung cancer is now being implemented in the US and China on a widespread national scale but not in Europe so far. The review gives a status for the implementation process and the hurdles to overcome in the future. It also describes the guidelines and requirements for the structure and components of high quality CT screening programs. These are essential in order to achieve a successful program with the fewest possible harms and a possible mortality benefit like that documented in the American National Lung Screening Trial (NLST). In addition the importance of continued research in CT screening methods is described and discussed with focus on the great potential to further improve this method in the future for the benefit of patients and society.

Original languageEnglish
JournalJournal of Translational Medicine
Issue number8
Pages (from-to)152
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2016


  • Journal Article
  • Review


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