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Thoracic Oncology

In brief: what’s new and notable in thoracic oncology

Explore new and notable updates in thoracic oncology, including research into racial disparities among veterans with non-small cell lung cancer, the association of health system resources with screening, and the efficacy of various needle gauges for evaluating mediastinal lymphadenopathy. Read the latest updates on thoracic oncology in the CHEST Physician® publication, access webinars on important topics in oncology, and more.

Thoracic oncology resources for patients and clinicians

Clinician education resources to explore

Lung cancer screening

Lung Cancer Screening and Treatment of Early Stage

Review current guidelines in lung cancer screening and treatment—and hear personal experiences from experts in the field—in this webinar recording.

Game of Nodules

Game of Nodules

Test your knowledge by facing multiple levels of challenging clinical questions about treating patients with lung nodules in this interactive game.

Optimal tissue acquisition

Optimal Tissue Acquisition, Handling, and Processing NGS and PD-L1 Testing

Explore various strategies for improving the quantity and quality of cytology and small volume biopsy specimens, with tips from expert pathologists and a medical oncologist.

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Patient education resources to share

A diagnosis of lung cancer can be devastating for patients. Help them better understand every aspect of the disease with this page from the CHEST Foundation. Information covers everything from symptoms to watch for, treatment options, and the unique ways women may experience lung cancer to other resources to help them cope. Patients can review the PDF patient guide for more in-depth information or access infographics on what they need to know about lung cancer and biopsies for quick-hit answers.


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Thoracic oncology news and notes

Follow the latest thoracic oncology news


Pulmonology Data Trends 2022
Get quick-hit overviews of the latest data on a wide variety of important topics in pulmonary medicine with infographics developed by leaders in the field.


What is comprehensive biomarker testing and who should order it?
As treatments have evolved, what comprises comprehensive biomarker testing has also changed. Read this review of the latest data and recommendations for testing.

Mind the gap: Improving adherence to lung cancer screening follow-up
Lung cancer screening is shown to improve outcomes, but adherence with follow-up is often poor. Review details about this gap and recommendations for improving adherence.


Improving access to tobacco cessation services
Learn more about recent efforts by CHEST and the Association for the Treatment of Tobacco Use and Dependence to improve access to tobacco cessation services.

Strong support awarded to FDA for proposed rules standard regulating flavored cigars and menthol cigarettes
Read letters CHEST and other partners issued to the FDA in response to proposed rules on tobacco product standards for menthol cigarettes and characterizing flavors in cigars.


Screening for Lung Cancer: CHEST Guideline and Expert Panel Report
Read the latest recommendations on lung cancer screening, including updates on the benefits, harms, and implementation of low-dose chest CT screening.


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