An update on CT screening for lung cancer: the first major targeted cancer screening programme

Lung Cancer

Br J Radiol. 2020 Sep 7:20200636. doi: 10.1259/bjr.20200636. Online ahead of print.


Screening for lung cancer with low radiation dose CT has been shown to be effective in reducing lung cancer mortality by two major randomised controlled trials. Lung cancer screening is set to become the largest targeted cancer screening programme globally, but the effectiveness of the programme is dependent on many different factors. This article describes the key evidence for lung cancer screening, the key factors important for optimisation and the progress towards implementation.