Lung Cancer Policy Network launches framework to support implementation of lung cancer screening

28 March 2023

The Lung Cancer Policy Network has published a new framework to support the implementation of lung cancer screening via low-dose computed tomography (LDCT), along with an online toolkit to help users apply the framework.

The Network, for which The Health Policy Partnership acts as Secretariat, developed A framework to support the implementation of LDCT lung cancer screening with support from its global membership. The framework takes a health systems approach to enable a robust assessment of readiness to implement a lung cancer screening programme.

The online toolkit can support users to apply the implementation framework to a given health system. It features a searchable library of resources, bespoke templates that link to the six domains of the framework, and expert videos on specific topics.

Screening is at the core of early detection, which is key to reducing mortality from lung cancer. But the successful implementation of screening programmes relies on meeting specific health system requirements, which must be carefully identified, evaluated and addressed. Robust planning for organised screening programmes is imperative.

Lung cancer accounts for one in five cancer-related deaths worldwide. It is vital that governments implement lung cancer screening to detect the disease at an earlier stage, when treatment is more likely to be effective and survival can be improved.

Explore the implementation framework and toolkit