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Lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography

The Australian Government Department of Health's Standing Committee on Screening has considered lung cancer screening and prepared a position statement on lung cancer screening using low-dose computed tomography, released in 2015.

On the basis of the current evidence and in line with the Population Based Screening Framework, the Standing Committee on Screening does not support an Australian lung cancer screening program, either for the general population or for high risk populations. The Standing Committee on Screening will continue to evaluate and advise on emerging evidence on lung cancer screening. The position statement provides a brief overview of the main points arising from the lung cancer epidemiology literature and explores some key issues related to lung cancer screening in the context of the Australian screening principles.