Authors: Rhiannon Finnie, Future Science Group
The EU Position Statement on Lung Cancer Screening (EUPS), recently published in Lancet Oncology, has presented the available evidence and current issues that need to be addressed to ensure the successful implementation of lung cancer screening programs in Europe. The statement was developed by over 20 European clinical specialists in lung cancer screening and highly recommends European countries should being taking action to lung screening programs as soon as possible.
The EUPS provides a detailed set of recommendations on how European countries can successfully implement lung cancer screening. The report included a ‘Call to Action’ plan detailing a timeline for implementation over the next 18 months, the hope is to initiate such lung cancer screening programs following this period.