Lung cancer screening in the gulf: Rationale and recommendations

Sami M. Bennji*, B. Jayakrishnan, Adil H. Al-Kindi, Issa Al-Jahdhami, Zamzam Al-Hashami

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نتاج البحث: المساهمة في مجلةArticleمراجعة النظراء

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Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related death worldwide among both men and women. Although advances in therapy have been made, the 5-year survival rates for lung cancer remain poor, ranging from 10% to 20%. One of the main reasons is late presentation, as only 25% of patients are amenable to cure at the time of presentation. Therefore, the emphasis on lung cancer screening (LCS) is growing with the current evidence that has shown benefits with low-dose computed tomography scan of the chest in high-risk populations. LCS remains a debated topic in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, possibly due to a lack of local experience. In this article, we explore the rationale and give recommendations on the best approach for LCS in GCC.

اللغة الأصليةEnglish
الصفحات (من إلى)189-192
عدد الصفحات4
دوريةAnnals of Thoracic Medicine
مستوى الصوت17
رقم الإصدار4
المعرِّفات الرقمية للأشياء
حالة النشرPublished - أكتوبر 1 2022

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