Cancer Australia backs national lung screening program

Screening people with a smoking history would be cost-effective and life-saving, a review finds

A national lung screening program targeting people aged 55-74 at high cancer risk because of their smoking history would be cost-effective, the government’s cancer control agency has concluded.

Cancer Australia CEO Professor Dorothy Keefe.

The report from Cancer Australia, signed off by CEO Professor Dorothy Keefe in October and published in December, urges funding for a screening program that it says could save 12,000 lives over the next