Lung cancer: improving diagnosis and treatment
Streams: Respiratory Medicine
Major advances in the classification, diagnostic pathway and treatment of lung cancer have occurred in the past decade. The presentation will bring the general physician up to date with current paradigms and highlight how the National Lung Cancer Audit is driving and demonstrating improvements in outcomes in the UK.
- Understand of current pathological, molecular and staging classification of lung cancer.
- Understand changes in the diagnostic pathway including the National Lung Cancer Optimal Pathway
- Understand the important role of precise pathological diagnosis in determining novel treatment options
- Understand how the National Lung Cancer Audit is demonstrating improvements in outcome but also highlighting variation across organisations.