Positionspapier zur Implementierung eines nationalen organisierten Programms in Deutschland zur Früherkennung von Lungenkrebs in Risikopopulationen mittels Low-dose-CT-Screening inklusive Management von abklärungsbedürftigen Screeningbefunden

Translated title of the contribution: Statement paper on the implementation of a national organized program in Germany for the early detection of lung cancer in risk populations using low-dose CT screening including management of screening findings

Torsten Gerriet Blum*, Jens Vogel-Claussen, Stefan Andreas, Torsten T. Bauer, Jörg Barkhausen, Volker Harth, Hans Ulrich Kauczor, Wulf Pankow, Katrin Welcker, Rudolf Kaaks, Hans Hoffmann

*Corresponding author for this work

Abstract

The process of implementing early detection of lung cancer with low-dose CT (LDCT) in Germany has gained significant momentum in recent years. It is expected that the ordinance of the Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Nuclear Safety and Consumer Protection (BMUV) on early detection of lung cancer, which has been commented on by the professional societies, will come into effect by the end of 2023. Based on this regulation, the Federal Joint Committee (G-BA) will set up a program for early lung cancer detection with LDCT in the near future. In this position paper, the specialist societies involved in lung cancer screening present concrete cornerstones for a uniform, structured and quality-assured early detection program for lung cancer in Germany to make a constructive contribution to this process.

Translated title of the contributionStatement paper on the implementation of a national organized program in Germany for the early detection of lung cancer in risk populations using low-dose CT screening including management of screening findings
Original languageGerman
JournalPneumologie
Volume78
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)15-34
Number of pages20
ISSN0934-8387
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 16.01.2024

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Biomedical Engineering

DFG Research Classification Scheme

  • 205-30 Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, Radiation Therapy and Radiobiology
  • 205-14 Haematology, Oncology

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