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/USA3. Integration of Tobacco Cessation Services Into Multidisciplinary Lung Cancer Care: Rationale, State of The Art, and Future Directions
Graham W. Warren, Kenneth D. Ward /USA4. 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/USA6. Measuring Improvement in Populations: Implementing and Evaluating Successful Change in Lung Cancer Care
Xinhua Yu, Lisa M. Klesges, Mathew P. Smeltzer, Raymond U. Osarogiagbon/USA7. Lung Cancer Care: The Impact of Facilities and Area Measures
Christopher S. Lathan/USA
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.
10. Improving Lung Cancer Outcomes by Improving the Quality of Surgical Care
Raymond U. Osarogiagbon, Thomas A. D’Amico/USA11. 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
RamesesSroufe, Feng-Ming (Spring) Kong /USA
Raymond U. Osarogiagbon,Richard K. Freeman, Mark J. Krasna/USA
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
FengJU ,Hyo Kyung LEE , Raymond OSAROGIAGBON , Xinhua XU , Nick FARIS,Jingshan LI
Raymond U. Osarogiagbon/USA, Federico Cappuzzo/Italy,Tudor Ciuleanu/Romania,Larry Leon/USA, Barbara Klughammer/ Switzerland