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Guidelines on the radical management of patients with lung cancer
  1. Eric Lim1,
  2. David Baldwin2,
  3. Michael Beckles3,
  4. John Duffy2,
  5. James Entwisle4,
  6. Corinne Faivre-Finn5,
  7. Keith Kerr6,
  8. Alistair Macfie7,
  9. Jim McGuigan8,
  10. Simon Padley9,
  11. Sanjay Popat10,
  12. Nicholas Screaton11,
  13. Michael Snee12,
  14. David Waller13,
  15. Chris Warburton14,
  16. Thida Win15,
  17. British Thoracic Society and the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland
  1. 1Royal Brompton Hospital, London, UK
  2. 2Nottingham University Hospitals, Nottingham, UK
  3. 3Royal Free Hospital, London, UK
  4. 4University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, UK
  5. 5Christie Hospital, Manchester, UK
  6. 6Grampian University Hospitals NHS Trust, Aberdeen, UK
  7. 7Golden Jubilee National Hospital, Clydebank, UK
  8. 8Royal Victoria Hospital, Belfast, UK
  9. 9Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, UK
  10. 10Royal Marsden Hospital, London, UK
  11. 11Papworth Hospital NHS Trust, Papworth Hospital, Papworth Everard, Cambridge, UK
  12. 12Leeds Teaching Hospitals Trust, Leeds, UK
  13. 13Glenfield Hospital, Leicester, Leicester, UK
  14. 14Aintree Chest Centre, University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, UK
  15. 15Lister Hospital, Stevenage, Hertfordshire, UK
  1. Correspondence to Eric Lim, Imperial College and the Academic Division of Thoracic Surgery, Royal Brompton Hospital, Sydney Street, London SW3 6NP, UK; e.lim{at}


A joint initiative by the British Thoracic Society and the Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery in Great Britain and Ireland was undertaken to update the 2001 guidelines for the selection and assessment of patients with lung cancer who can potentially be managed by radical treatment.

  • Lung cancer
  • thoracic surgery

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  • Funding Committee meeting expenses were funded by the British Thoracic Society.

  • Competing interests JE, DW and TW are authors of some of the research evidence used. SaP has received honoraria from Pierre-Fabre. The other authors have no competing interests.

  • Provenance and peer review The Guideline Development Group held regular meetings over the period from December 2007 to January 2010. The draft guideline was presented at the BTS Winter Meeting in December 2009 and circulated to a number of stakeholders for consultation and review. The revised draft guideline was submitted to the BTS Standards of Care Committee for review and published online for a month (in March 2010) to allow for BTS member and public consultation. All the feedback was reviewed and discussed by the Guideline Committee and incorporated into the revised draft guideline.