Dr. Stephen Lam, BC Cancer, Vancouver, BC

Lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography has been shown to reduce lung cancer mortality by 20% to 24% in two large randomized trials. It has also been shown to be cost-effective. Organized lung cancer screening programs are being implemented in Canada. This presentation will focus on key elements of an organized screening program such as selection criteria and management of screen detected lung nodules.

Learning Objectives
At the end of this presentation, attendees will be able to:

  • Describe who should be screened for lung cancer;
  • Know how screen detected lung nodules are managed; and
  • Discuss the principles behind standardized reporting.

CanMEDs Competencies addressed:
Communicator, Health Advocate, Leader, Medical Expert, Professional, Scholar