List of clinical questions

From Cancer Guidelines Wiki

Published

  • In people at risk of lung cancer, does population based screening with chest radiography reduce mortality
  • In people at risk of lung cancer, does population based CT screening reduce mortality?
  • Which population group would potentially most benefit from CT screening for lung cancer?
  • What specimen types are suitable for mutation testing in NSCLC patients?
  • When is IHC required for subtyping of non-small cell lung cancer and what is the optimal IHC panel?
  • In people undergoing lung cancer evaluation, does concurrent diagnosis and staging provide greater benefit for patient outcomes compared to sequential testing for diagnosis followed by staging?
  • Does routine follow-up improve patient outcomes in people who have curative intent treatments for lung cancer?
  • What is the optimal test and timing for the follow-up of people with lung cancer who have had curative intent treatment?
  • What is the optimal model (provider) of care for the follow up of people with lung cancer who have had curative intent treatment?
  • For patients undergoing workup for known or suspected lung cancer, what is the optimal timing of PET/CT? Before or after tissue biopsy confirmation?

Underway or pending

  • What is the most effective way to manage small solid, sub-solid and non-solid nodules?
  • In people with suspected early stage lung cancer considered for curative treatment (surgery, radiation therapy, ablation), does pathological diagnosis improve outcomes?
  • For suspected lung cancer in the periphery of the lung (peripheral pulmonary lesions), what is the most effective diagnostic modality?
  • In patients considered for curative treatment of lung cancer, is MRI more effective that CT scan for the diagnosis of brain metastases?
  • What are the most effective smoking cessation strategies for smokers who have been diagnosed with lung cancer?
  • In smokers or former smokers at risk of lung cancer, is chemoprevention effective?
  • In people with lung cancer referred for active treatment, does smoking cessation result in improved outcomes?
  • Which histological subtype should undergo testing?
  • What are the validated patient and tumour prognostic markers in NSCLC and SCLC?

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