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Mounting evidence for screening program for Australia’s deadliest cancer

Lung cancer is the most lethal of all cancers. But despite killing 9,000 Australians each year, there’s no national screening program like those available for breast, cervical and bowel cancers.

It’s largely because until now, there hasn’t been a body of evidence on the screening’s cost effectiveness.

However, a paper published today says the evidence is strengthening for national screening for people at high risk of lung cancer, and it could save thousands of lives.

Listen to the interview with paper co-author Professor Kwun Fong on ABC RN Breakfast.