Cancer Australia backs national lung screening program

Screening people with a smoking history would be cost-effective and life-saving, a review finds
Cancer Australia CEO Professor Dorothy Keefe.

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.

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 decade