Lung cancer screening – position statement

Key messages and data about lung cancer screening, and why we don’t have a lung cancer screening program in Australia.


Lung cancer screening – position statement

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The Standing Committee on Screening does not support a screening program for lung cancer. This is based on current evidence and in line with Australia’s population-based screening framework. The Standing Committee on Screening will continue to evaluate and advise on emerging evidence on lung cancer screening. The position statement provides a brief overview of the main points arising from the lung cancer epidemiology literature and explores some key issues related to lung cancer screening in the context of the Australian screening principles.

This position statement includes key messages and data about lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT).

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