Publication Year: 2017
Edition: 1st Ed.
Authors/Editor: Parker, Mark S.; Groves, Robert C.; Kusmirek, Joanna E.; Gharai, Leila Rezai; Shojaee, Samira
Publisher: Thieme Medical Publishers
Doody's Star Rating®:Score: 75
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.