CT screening for lung cancer: Are we ready to implement in Europe?

Haval Balata, Matthew Evison, Anna Sharman, Philip Crosbie, Richard Booton

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Lung cancer screening with low-dose CT (LDCT) is already available in certain parts of the world, such as the United States, but not yet in Europe. The recently published European position statement on lung cancer screening has recommended planning for implementation of screening to start within 18-months [1]. Pilot European programmes are already underway, primarily in the United Kingdom (UK), delivering lung cancer screening to their local populations. This review article acknowledges the evidence base for LDCT screening and will discuss the challenges that still need to be overcome in an attempt to answer the question: are we ready to implement in Europe?

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-33
Number of pages9
JournalLung Cancer
Early online date28 May 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2019


  • Early detection
  • Low-dose CT (LDCT)
  • Lung cancer
  • Lung cancer screening


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