Chapter 27. Screening for Early Detection

  1. Jack A. Roth MD, F.A.C.S.1,
  2. James D. Cox MD2 and
  3. Waun Ki Hong MD, D.M.Sc. (Hon.)3
  1. James L. Mulshine

Published Online: 16 APR 2008

DOI: 10.1002/9780470696330.ch27

Lung Cancer, Third Edition

Lung Cancer, Third Edition

How to Cite

Mulshine, J. L. (2008) Screening for Early Detection, in Lung Cancer, Third Edition (eds J. A. Roth, J. D. Cox and W. K. Hong), Blackwell Publishing Ltd, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9780470696330.ch27

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Professor and Bud Johnson Clinical Distinguished Chair, Department of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery, Professor of Molecular and Cellular Oncology, Director, W.M. Keck Center for Innovative Cancer Therapies, Chief, Section of Thoracic Molecular Oncology, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA

  2. 2

    Professor and Head, Division of Radiation Oncology, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA

  3. 3

    American Cancer Society Professor, Samsung Distinguished University Chair in Cancer Medicine, Professor and Head, Division of Cancer Medicine Professor, Department of Thoracic/Head and Neck Medical Oncology, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 16 APR 2008
  2. Published Print: 1 JAN 2008

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405151122

Online ISBN: 9780470696330

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Keywords:

  • lung cancer;
  • screening program;
  • preclinical phase;
  • cost-effectiveness;
  • cytopathology

Summary

This chapter contains section titled:

  • Introduction

  • Prerequisites for a Lung Cancer Screening Program

  • Pitfalls in Lung Cancer Screening

  • Defining the Target Population for Lung Cancer Screening

  • Studying the Effectiveness of Lung Cancer Screening Programs

  • Screening with Chest Radiography and Cytopathology

  • Screening with Chest Computed Tomography

  • Direct Visualization of Abnormal Tissue

  • Detection of Abnormal Amounts of or Defective DNA

  • Conclusion

  • References