Increasing the earlier detection of lung cancer: a toolbox for change
This report presents the importance of developing and implementing an early detection strategy for lung cancer, exploring existing and emerging approaches to achieve earlier detection.
Examples of key recommendations from the report are:
- Prioritise and promote early detection approaches in lung cancer and lung health strategies.
- Align early detection approaches within broader national policies such as cancer control plans.
- Perform a robust assessment of health system resources and capacity.
- Involve communities at highest risks of late presentation of lung cancer to understand the barriers affecting their engagement with care.
Care pathways for lung cancer: building a foundation for optimal care
This report explores the essential role that care pathways play in delivering best-practice lung cancer care.
Despite evidence showing that high-quality care pathways can improve survival and outcomes, only a small number of countries and regions have established formal care pathways for lung cancer. It is important to build on this initial progress and underscore the value of care pathways to inspire future pathway development.
Lung cancer screening 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
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.
This library of resources will support those involved in the planning and delivery of lung cancer screening programmes.
The toolkit contains:
- framework to support the implementation of lung cancer screening
- six policy briefs that expand on each of the domains outlined in the framework
- video tutorial on how to apply the framework
- a host of implementation resources, including videos from our members, to support users working through each domain of the framework.
Our interactive map is a live resource that showcases ongoing and completed clinical trials, implementation studies, and national or regional LDCT screening programmes.
The map has:
- an ever-growing number of entries from across the world
- functionality to search and filter by implementation status, type of study, inclusion/exclusion criteria, outreach methods, date, geographical region and more
- the ability to compare examples at the country and individual study levels
- languages available in English, French, Polish, German and Spanish.
Lung cancer screening:
learning from implementation
This report analyses examples of lung cancer screening implementation from around the world and highlights what lessons can be drawn for future programmes.
The key takeaways from the report are to:
- tailor eligibility to local contexts
- use targeted outreach for screening programmes
- combine lung cancer screening with other public health initiatives
- build screening programmes into care pathways and existing health system governance.