Focused Issue: Improving the Quality and Outcomes of Lung Cancer Care: An Interdisciplinary Approach

Published: 2015-08-07
We are glad to announce that the Focused Issue "Improving the Quality and Outcomes of Lung Cancer Care: An Interdisciplinary Approach" led by Prof. Raymond U. Osarogiagbon is published in the August Issue of Translational Lung Cancer Research.

The aims of this focused issue are to present an evidence-based discussion of the challenges of delivering high quality care for patients with lung cancer; quantify the extent and negative impact of the quality gap in lung cancer care and to provide practical recommendations for eliminating the quality gap, with the overarching goal of improving patient survival at the broad population level. This special issue focuses on lung cancer from preventive care to treatment of advanced disease.

Thanks to excellent organization by our Guest Editor Prof.Raymond U. Osarogiagbon and outstanding contributions from a world-class team of international lung cancer experts, we are glad to see this focused issue out soon and will meet its authors and readers on the 2015 World Conference of Lung Cancer(WCLC) in September.

For preview, please find below the topics with authors of this focused issue.

1.    Editorial Preface to this Special Issue "Improving the Quality and Outcomes of Lung Cancer Care: An Interdisciplinary Approach"

Raymond U. Osarogiagbon/USA

2.    Global Trends of Lung Cancer Mortality and Smoking Prevalence

FarhadIslami, Lindsey A. Torre, AhmedinJemal/USA

3.    Integration of Tobacco Cessation Services Into Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Care: Rationale, State of The Art, and Future Directions

Graham W. Warren, Kenneth D. Ward /USA

4.    Implementing Lung Cancer Screening In The Real World: Opportunity, Challenges and Solutions

Robert J. OPTICAN, Caroline CHILES/USA

5.    What is Quality, and Can We Define it in Lung Cancer? The Case for Quality Improvement

FarhoodFarjah, Frank C. Detterbeck/USA

6.    Measuring Improvement in Populations: Implementing and Evaluating Successful Change in Lung Cancer Care

Xinhua Yu, Lisa M. Klesges, Mathew P. Smeltzer, Raymond U. Osarogiagbon/USA

7.    Lung Cancer Care: The Impact of Facilities and Area Measures

Christopher S. Lathan/USA

8.    Predicting the Prognosis of Lung Cancer: The Evolution of TNM in the Molecular Age –Challenges and Opportunities

Ramón Rami-Porta/Spain, HisaoAsamura/Japan, Peter Goldstraw/UK

9.    Lung Cancer Diagnosis and Staging in the Minimally Invasive Age With Increasing Demands For Tissue Analysis.

Erik Folch, Daniel B. Costa, Jeffrey Wright, and Paul A. VanderLaan/USA

10.    Improving Lung Cancer Outcomes by Improving the Quality of Surgical Care

Raymond U. Osarogiagbon, Thomas A. D’Amico/USA

11.    Improving the Pathologic Evaluation of Lung Cancer Resection Specimens

Raymond U. Osarogiagbon, Holly L. Hilsenbeck, Elizabeth W. Sales, Allen Berry, Robert W. Jarrett Jr, Christopher S. Giampapa, Clara N. Finch-Cruz, David Spencer/USA

12.    Triaging Early Stage Lung Cancer Patients into Non-Surgical Pathways: Who, When, and What?

RamesesSroufe, Feng-Ming (Spring) Kong /USA

13.    Implementing Effective and Sustainable Multidisciplinary Clinical Thoracic Oncology Programs.  

Raymond U. Osarogiagbon,Richard K. Freeman, Mark J. Krasna/USA

14.    ‘One-stop shop’: Lung cancer patients’ and caregivers’ perceptions of multidisciplinary care in a community healthcare setting

Satish K. Kedia, Kenneth D. Ward, Siri A. Digney, Bianca M. Jackson, April L. Nellum,Laura McHugh, Kristina S. Roark, Orion T. Osborne, Fayre J. Crossley, Nicholas Faris, Raymond U. Osarogiagbon/USA

15.    Computer Modeling of Lung Cancer Diagnosis Process

FengJU ,Hyo Kyung LEE , Raymond OSAROGIAGBON , Xinhua XU , Nick FARIS,Jingshan LI

16.    Erlotinib therapy after initial platinum doublet therapy in patients with EGFR wild type non-small cell lung cancer: Results of a combined patient-levelanalysis of the NCIC CTG BR.21 and SATURN trials

Raymond U. Osarogiagbon/USA, Federico Cappuzzo/Italy,Tudor Ciuleanu/Romania,Larry Leon/USA, Barbara Klughammer/ Switzerland