The 16th International Conference on Screening for Lung Cancer
Weill Medical College of Cornell University
1300 York Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Friday, April 20, 2007 to Sunday, April 22, 2007
The broadest mission of these Conferences is the collective pursuit of understanding of the issues surrounding screening for lung cancer, the main subissues being early diagnosis and early intervention. Any given Conference focuses on issues that are particularly topical at the time, including updates of research on and development pertaining to screening for lung cancer and related topics.
Initially the focus was on diagnostic research, leading to updates of the regimen of screening and understanding of its performance characteristics. Recent prognostic research has focused on the effectiveness of lobectomy as the treatment of Stage I cases diagnosed as a result of CT screening as well as concerns about lung-sparing treatments. The ultimate goal of the I-ELCAP collaboration has been, and is, to develop the required individualized knowledge base for decision-making by persons considering the screening.
This Conference will focus on understanding research on screening for a cancer and the criticisms of the I-ELCAP approach. It will also focus on information that becomes available as a byproduct of screening, concerning the presence of emphysema, coronary artery calcifications, and non-imaging biomarkers that are useful for diagnostic and prognostic purposes.
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