THORACIC COMMITTEE'S RESEARCH STRATEGY

Caroline Chiles, MD, Chair

Medical University of South Carolina

 

Specific Objectives

1. Complete follow-up and analysis on 6654 aimed at definitively establishing the effect of CT lung cancer screening on lung cancer specific mortality.

2. Investigate targeted functional imaging approaches to predict and monitor the therapeutic response of non-small cell lung cancer to chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

3. Apply factors such as new technology, practice patterns and disease characteristics that influence future research opportunities such as PET-based adaptive radiotherapy, combining stereotactic radiotherapy and radiofrequency ablation, and investigation of F-MISO PET in lung cancer.