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Lung Cancer Screening

Publication Year:
2017
Edition:
1st Ed.
Author:
Parker, Mark S.; Groves, Robert C.; Kusmirek, Joanna E.; Gharai, Leila Rezai; Shojaee, Samira
Publisher:
Thieme Medical Publishers
ISBN:
978-1-62-623513-7
Doody's Star Rating®:
Score:
75
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This state-of-the-art guide is essential reading for radiologists, oncologists, pulmonologists, and internists. It is a must-have reference for hospital radiology and oncology departments, in particular for those setting up new lung cancer screening programs.

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death among men and women in the U.S. and worldwide. For many decades, lung cancer was the sole cancer among the deadly four without an evidence-based screening method for decreasing mortality. This changed in November 2011, when findings from the National Lung Cancer Screening Trial showed low-dose lung CT screening was more efficacious in reducing deaths in high-risk individuals than conventional radiography. As such, an ever-increasing number of health organizations now recommend this screening protocol.

Lung Cancer Screening by Mark Parker and esteemed VCU Health colleagues, fulfills the dire need for a comprehensive guide explaining the crucial aspects of lung cancer screenings. The first two chapters lay a foundation with discussion of lung cancer epidemiology and risk factors beyond cigarette smoking. Subsequent chapters cover the fundamentals, with clinical pearls on setting up a successful lung cancer screening program, patient eligibility criteria, imaging variances of tumors in the lungs, screening pros and cons, and interpreting/reporting screening results.

  • The evolution and future of lung cancer screenings
  • Detection and management of unexpected incidental pulmonary and non-pulmonary findings
  • Discussion of test cases utilizing the Lung-RADSTM risk-stratifying system for low-dose chest CT screenings
  • Benefits and potential harms associated with mass lung cancer screening programs including false positive, false negative, and over-diagnosis rates
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Platform:
OvidSP
Publisher:
Thieme Medical Publishers
Product Type:
Book
Author:
Parker, Mark S.; Groves, Robert C.; Kusmirek, Joanna E.; Gharai, Leila Rezai; Shojaee, Samira
ISBN:
978-1-62-623513-7
Specialty:
  • Internal Medicine
  • Oncology
  • Otolaryngology
Language:
English
Edition:
1st Ed.
Pages:
120
Publication Year:
2017
Doody's Star Rating®:
Score:
75

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