Screening for Lung Cancer

Brendon M. Stiles, Bradley Pua, Nasser K. Altorki

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Lung cancer is a global health burden and is among the most common and deadliest of all malignancies worldwide. The goal of screening programs is to detect tumors in earlier, curable stages, consequently reducing disease-specific mortality. The issue of screening has great relevance to thoracic surgeons, who should play a leading role in the debate over screening and its consequences. The burden is on thoracic surgeons to work in a multidisciplinary setting to guide and treat these patients safely and responsibly, ensuring low morbidity and mortality of potential diagnostic or therapeutic interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)469-479
Number of pages11
JournalSurgical Oncology Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Lung cancer
  • Pulmonary nodules
  • Screening
  • Thoracic surgeons

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oncology


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