Lung cancer screening: learning from implementation
Lung cancer screening: learning from implementation explores the existing wealth of research on the implementation of lung cancer screening programmes. It presents recommendations based on the lessons learnt from a variety of global case studies.
The report draws on several decades of implementation research to propose four important lessons from existing LDCT screening programmes:
- tailor eligibility criteria for screening to reach people at the highest risk of lung cancer
- develop targeted outreach to address potential barriers to participation in lung cancer screening
- amplify the impact of lung cancer screening by integrating it into other public health initiatives
- ensure the full integration of lung cancer screening into health systems.
Screening seemingly healthy, high-risk people can allow for the earlier detection and treatment of lung cancer. LDCT screening can help governments address the burden of lung cancer and enable them to address its devastating global impact.
It is our hope that the case studies and recommendations in this report can provide a blueprint for governments and other institutions to implement lung cancer screening programmes in their own countries.
ANDREA BORONDY KITTS, NETWORK MEMBER, RESCUE LUNG, RECUE LIFE AND PROSUMER HEALTH