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Alan Barclay tells Guido Gebhardt, publisher of DI Europe, about his first day at ECR 2023

Lung cancer screening featured predominantly in the programme of the 2023 European Congress of Radiology (ECR), which returned to its usual timeframe in March after four years of disruptions due to the Covid-19 pandemic

β€˜240,000 people die of lung cancer every year, the equivalent of two jumbo jets each day,’ said Alan Barclay, senior editor of DI Europe, as he reported about the first day of the conference, which took place on March 1-5 2023 in Vienna, Austria. β€˜The good news is that positive screening trials showed screening could reduce mortality.’

Lung cancer has become a public health issue in the EU, which recently revealed plans to boost cancer screening across member states.

Many scientific sessions were dedicated to the topic at ECR and companies also reflected this concern in their educational activities. For instance, Siemens Healthineers, which traditionally dedicates its symposia to breast cancer on the first day of ECR, included sessions on lung and liver cancer this year.