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Lung cancer • 10: Delivering a lung cancer service in the 21st century
  1. F C Wells
  1. Cardiothoracic Surgery, Papworth Hospital, Papworth Everard, Cambridge CB3 8RE, UK; julie.mazzonepapworth-tr.anglox.nhs.uk
  1. Correspondence to:
    Mr F C Wells, Cardiothoracic Surgery, Papworth Hospital, Papworth Everard, Cambridge CB3 8RE, UK;
    julie.mazzonepapworth-tr.anglox.nhs.uk

Abstract

Properly organised regional centres would involve teams of interested cardiothoracic surgeons working with, and possibly led by, specialist pure thoracic surgeons to common protocols. A great deal of time would be saved by specialist staff reducing travelling times to outlying units. Data collection and administration would be greatly enhanced and the potential for collaborative work significantly increased. Unfortunately, there has been little if any coherent planning for a national strategy for the delivery of such care in the United Kingdom.

  • lung cancer
  • cancer treatment

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