Lung cancer screening

Lung cancer continues to be the most lethal cancer in Spain. This is largely due to the advanced stage in which more than 70% of patients are at the time of diagnosis.

Despite its proven efficacy, Spain does not yet have a unified lung cancer screening protocol. The aim of the CASSANDRA project is to initiate a national screening program that can join forces with existing smoking cessation programs in Spain, which have proven to be insufficient in reducing the number of people affected by lung cancer.

The CASSANDRA project (Cancer Screening, Smoking Cessation, AND Respiratory Assessment) is a project led by SEPAR whose main coordinators are Dr. Luis Seijo, a pulmonologist at the Clínica Universitaria de Navarra, and Dr. Juan Carlos Trujillo-Reyes, a thoracic surgeon at the Hospital de la Santa Creu I Sant Pau and Coordinator of the Thoracic Oncology Area, in addition to the collaboration of a large number of professionals with expertise in lung cancer screening.