The future of lung Cancer? An interview with Dr. Stephen Lam


  • Andrew P Golin MD Program, Faculty of Medicine, The University of British Columbia


Lung cancer causes the most cancer-related deaths worldwide. (1). Despite this sobering statistic, the 5-year survival of lung cancer has only slightly improved from 15% during 1995-2000 to 18% during 2006-2012. ((2), (1)). This is largely because 50% of all lung cancer cases in Canada are diagnosed during stage IV. (3). Given the high frequency of individuals with terminal stages of lung cancer, lung cancer screening has been proposed. In this paper, Dr. Stephen Lam, a world-renowned lung cancer specialist will discuss lung cancer, his current lung screening research study, and his thoughts on marijuana and lung health.





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