Lung Cancer: Screening

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 27th July 2021.

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Photo of Jim Shannon Jim Shannon Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Human Rights), Shadow DUP Spokesperson (Health)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, what the planned timescales are for (a) the National Screening Committee review of low dose CT scans for lung cancer and (b) his Department receiving that Committee's recommendations on that matter.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The United Kingdom National Screening Committee (UK NSC) has begun to update the recommendation on screening for lung cancer following the publication of the NELSON trial. As per the UK NSC’s published evidence review process, a search for new published peer reviewed literature since 2007, the date of the last review, will be undertaken, with data from the NELSON trial forming part of the evidence base.

The UK NSC will then host a three-month consultation which is expected to open in autumn 2021. The UK NSC will review the evidence and submissions and make a recommendation on whether population screening for lung cancer should be introduced which will be shared with the Department.

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