Enhancements in Screening Pathways for Early Detection of Lung Cancer: Current Direction and Innovative Proposals

A special issue of Life (ISSN 2075-1729). This special issue belongs to the section "Medical Research".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 July 2024 | Viewed by 261

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Oncology Hospital “A. Businco”, A.R.N.A.S. “G Brotzu” of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
Interests: lung cancer; thoracic surgery; non-intubated surgery; minimally invasive thoracic surgery

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Department of Thoracic Surgery, University of L'Aquila, L'Aquila, Italy
Interests: thoracic surgery; lung cancer; enhanced recovery pathway; minimally invasive thoracic surgery; enhanced recovery pathways

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Department of Surgical Science, University of Torino, Torino, Italy
Interests: lung cancer, thoracic surgery, thymic malignancies, minimally invasive thoracic surgery
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Dear Colleagues,

Historically, lung cancer has been an entity whose indolence in the early stages of the disease led to ominous prognoses at the time of diagnosis in advanced stages.

Scientific and technological developments, multidisciplinary pathways, and the spread and greater accessibility of health care have substantially changed the earliness of diagnosis in this type of cancer.

It seems clear in modern scientific evidence that major areas for improvement are still needed, but some directions for development appear to be defined.

This Special Issue provides a compendium of current indications and the latest innovations that will significantly support the implementation of lung cancer screening programs, from diagnosis to surgery and therapy.

Dr. Paolo Albino Ferrari
Prof. Dr. Roberto Crisci
Dr. Francesco Guerrera
Guest Editors

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  • lung cancer screening
  • early diagnosis
  • multidisciplinary pathways
  • liquid biopsy
  • exhaled breath condensate
  • molecular imaging
  • sublobar resection
  • artificial intelligence

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