Updated Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Lung Cancer

Updated Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Lung Cancer

As lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer related deaths worldwide American College of Chest Physicians have released updated guidelines of the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer.

These guidelines specifically address:

  • Epidemiology of Lung Cancer
  • Molecular Biology of Lung Cancer
  • Chemoprevention of Lung Cancer
  • Treatment of Tobacco use in Lung Cancer
  • Evaluation of Pulmonary nodules
  • Clinical evaluation of patients with Lung Cancer
  • Establishing a diagnosis of Lung Cancer
  • Physiologic evaluation prior to surgery
  • Stage Classification of Lung Cancer
  • Lung Cancer treatment

Reference

Diagnosis and Management of Lung Cancer, 3rd ed: American College of Chest Physicians Evidence-Based Clinical Practice Guidelines
Frank C. Detterbeck, MD, FCCP; Sandra Zelman Lewis, PhD; Rebecca Diekemper, MPH; Doreen Addrizzo-Harris, MD, FCCP; W. Michael Alberts, MD, MBA, FCCP
Chest. 2013;143(5_suppl):7S–37S. doi:10.1378/chest.12–2377