Recent randomised trials on screening with low-dose CT have shown important reductions in lung cancer (LC) mortality and have triggered international efforts to implement LC screening. Detection rates of stage I LC with volume CT approaching 70% have been demonstrated. In April 2019 'ESMO Open-Cancer Horizons' convened a roundtable discussion on the challenges and potential solutions regarding the implementation of LC screening in Europe. The expert panel reviewed the current evidence for LC screening with low-dose CT and discussed the next steps, which are covered in this article. The panel concluded that national health policy groups in Europe should start to implement CT screening as adequate evidence is available. It was recognised that there are opportunities to improve the screening process through 'Implementation Research Programmes'.

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Keywords lung cancer mortality, Lung cancer screening, nodule management, patient recruitment, secondary care pathways
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1136/esmoopen-2019-000577, hdl.handle.net/1765/120368
Journal ESMO Open
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Field, J.K, DeKoning, H.J, Oudkerk, M. (Mattijs), Anwar, S. (Sadia), Mulshine, J.L, Pastorino, U, … Prosch, H. (Helmut). (2019). Implementation of lung cancer screening in Europe: Challenges and potential solutions: Summary of a multidisciplinary roundtable discussion. ESMO Open (Vol. 4). doi:10.1136/esmoopen-2019-000577