About the factsheets
Developed with policymakers in mind, the five factsheets demonstrate the value of implementing targeted LDCT screening programmes for lung cancer and provide expert evidence to inform policy decisions.
Reducing lung cancer mortality rates plays a crucial role in global efforts to improve cancer control and targeted LDCT screening is an important route to achieving that goal.
The factsheets address key policy considerations for the implementation of LDCT lung cancer screening programmes:
- LDCT screening meets all the key criteria for screening programmes
- the early detection of lung cancer through targeted screening presents an opportunity to reduce inequalities and strengthen smoking cessation efforts
- the early detection of lung cancer should be a public health priority
- there is extensive knowledge to guide successful implementation of LDCT at scale
- there is a strong economic case for the earlier detection of lung cancer via LDCT screening.
The factsheets have been informed by a comprehensive review of the evidence demonstrating the effectiveness and feasibility of targeted LDCT screening, supported by consultations with Network members.
It is our hope that the factsheets can be used for policy engagement, to help illustrate the case for LDCT screening for lung cancer and foster policy commitments to implement screening programmes.
Download the factsheets
Factsheet 2: Targeted LDCT screening can help address underlying health inequalities in lung cancerDownload
Factsheet 3: Reducing mortality from lung cancer is essential to improving overall cancer controlDownload
Factsheet 4: LDCT screening offers a targeted approach for early detection of lung cancer in people at highest riskDownload