New article accepted for publication!


Congratulations to Dr. Olivier Leleu and colleagues for the acceptance of their article regarding the behavior of general practitioners (GPs) with respect to lung cancer screening in France by the journal Respiratory Medicine and Research. We are proud to have been able to contribute to the success of this article.

Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer in France, with a 5-year survival of 20%. The role of thoracic scanner screening being preponderant to decrease mortality in these patients, the DEP KP80 pilot study has shown the feasibility of an organized lung cancer screening campaign involving GPs.

The article is based on the results of a self-questionnaire completed by 190 GPs in the Hauts-de-France region. Overall, 69.5% of the responding GPs were not aware of the potential benefits of low-dose chest CT screening for lung cancer, but 76% proposed screening, mainly by lung radiography. Only 36.3% offered chest CT screening to patients older than 50 years with a smoking history of more than 30 packs/year. In comparison, GPs in the Somme region were more aware of screening by CT scan, but all were in favor of an organized screening program.

This study highlighted that before implementing a screening program, disseminating good practice guidelines for lung cancer screening is a real priority.

The article is already available on the journal's website! Marchal E, Burgaud C, Jounieaux V, Leleu O. Behavior of general physicians about lung cancer screening in a French region hosting a pilot study. Respir Med Res. 2023 Feb 20;83:100992. doi: 10.1016/j.resmer.2023.100992.