EU Policy on Lung Cancer CT Screening 2017.



Field, John K ORCID: 0000-0003-3951-6365, Zulueta, Javier, Veronesi, Giulia, Oudkerk, Matthijs, Baldwin, David R, Holst Pedersen, Jesper, Paci, Eugenio, Horgan, Denis and de Koning, Harry J
(2017) EU Policy on Lung Cancer CT Screening 2017. Biomedicine hub, 2 (Suppl ). 154 - 161.

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Abstract

Background:Lung cancer kills more Europeans than any other cancer. In 2013, 269,000 citizens of the EU-28 died from this disease. Lung cancer CT screening has the potential to detect lung cancer at an early stage and improve mortality. All of the randomised controlled trials and cohort low-dose CT (LDCT) screening trials across the world have identified very early stage disease (∼70%); the majority of these LDCT trial patients were suitable for surgical interventions and had a good clinical outcome. The 10-year survival in CT screen-detected cancer was shown to be even higher than the 5-year survival for early stage disease in clinical practice at 88%. Methods:Setting up of an EU Commission expert group can be done under Article 168(2) of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union, to develop policy and recommendation for Lung cancer CT screening. The Expert Group would undertake: (a) assist the Commission in the drawing up policy documents, including guidelines and recommendations; (b) advise the Commission in the implementation of Union actions on screening and suggest improvements to the measures taken; (c) advise the Commission in the monitoring, evaluation and dissemination of the results of measures taken at Union and national level. Results:This EU Expert Group on lung cancer screening should be set up by the EU Commission to support the implementation and suggest recommendations for the lung cancer screening policy by 2019/2020. Conclusion:Reduce lung cancer in Europe by undertaking a well-organised lung cancer CT screening programme.

Item Type: Article
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 17 Feb 2020 10:09
Last Modified: 03 Mar 2021 09:14
DOI: 10.1159/000479810
URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/3074824