The Lung Cancer Policy Network is a global, multidisciplinary network of experts from across the lung cancer community, all dedicated to improving survival from lung cancer. This Lung Cancer Awareness Month, we advocate for earlier lung cancer detection, through targeted screening, as a matter of urgency.

Lung cancer is a significant healthcare challenge, accounting for about one fifth of all cancer-related deaths globally1. However, there is a real opportunity to increase the early detection of lung cancer through low-dose CT screening, and, in doing so, save lives.

There is substantial, high-quality evidence to support the implementation of targeted lung cancer screening. What is needed, and what the Lung Cancer Policy Network hopes to drive, is the political will to turn this evidence into action.

Lung Cancer Policy Network members representing a range of locations and areas of expertise feature in this video. As well as highlighting opportunities to identify the people who could most benefit from lung cancer screening, they emphasise the importance of collaboration.

The case is clear that lung cancer screening can save lives. Let’s start by ensuring that evidence leads to action.

Network members featured:

  • Andrea Borondy Kitts (Rescue Lung Society, US)
  • David Baldwin (University of Nottingham, UK)
  • Stephen Lam (University of British Columbia, Canada)
  • Mariusz Adamek (Medical University of Silesia and Medical University of Gdańsk, Poland)
  • Ebba Hallersjö Hult (Vision Zero Cancer, Sweden)
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References

  1. Ferlay J, Ervik M, Lam F, et al. 2020. GLOBOCAN 2020 cancer fact sheet: all cancers. Lyon: Global Cancer Observatory