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Drs. David Wilson, Dwight Heron, and Peter Ferson present in part 1 of Lung Cancer 2013: Image Guided Ablation to VATS Lobectomy.

Educational objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Recognize the role of LDCT in lung cancer screening in 2013
  • Discuss lung cancer risk prediction
  • Discuss the use of DLCO
  • Describe how to evaluate regional lung function
  • Describe selection criteria for early stage NSCLC

Reading Resources:

  1. National Lung Screening Trial Research Team.  Reduced lung cancer mortality with low dose computed tomographic screening.  N Engl J Med 2011;365:395-409.
  2. Wilson DO, Weissfeld JL, Fuhrman CR, Fisher SN, Balogh P, Landreneau RJ, Luketich JD, Siegfried JM. The Pittsburgh Lung Screening Study (PLuSS); Outcomes within 3 years of a first computed tomography scan. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 2008:178;956-961.
  3. Bach PB, Kattan MW, Thornquist MD, Kris MG, Tate RC, Barnett MJ, Hseih LJ, Begg CB. Variations in lung cancer risk among smokers. J Natl Cancer Inst 2003;95:470-478.
  4. Wilson DO, Weissfeld JL, Balkan A, Schragin JG, Fuhrman CR, Fisher SN, Wilson J, Leader JK, Siegfried JM,  Shapiro SD, Sciurba FC.  Association of radiographic emphysema and airflow obstruction with lung cancer. Am J Resp Crit Care Med 2008:178;738-744.
  5. Bach PB, Mirkin JN, Oliver TK, Azzoli CG, Berry DA, Brawley OW, Byers T, Colditz GA, Gould MK, Jett JR, et al. Benefits and harms of CT screening for lung cancer. JAMA 2012;307.
  6. Loewen, CALGB. J Thoracic Oncology 2007


Drs. Ferson and Heron have no relevant relationships with any entities producing health care goods or services.

Dr. Wilson has financial interests with the following any entity or entities producing health care goods or services as indicated below:

  • Grant/Research Support: NIH/NCI

Accreditation Statement:

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Each physician should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. Other health care professionals are awarded (0.1) continuing education units (CEU) which are equivalent to 1.0 contact hour.

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Release Date: 10/31/2013 | Last Modified On: 10/31/2013 | Expires: 10/31/2014

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