Modelling the Cost-Effectiveness of Early Awareness Interventions for the Early Detection of Lung Cancer

Survival rates of lung cancer in England are significantly lower than several countries with similar levels of healthcare expenditure.  This may be related to a poor rate of presentation to primary care with symptoms of lung cancer.  This research reports the first attempt to assess the cost-effectiveness of campaigns to improve the rate of presentation and in doing so considers the natural history of the disease before diagnosis has occurred.


  • Invited podium presentation at the second National Awareness and Early Diagnosis Initiative (NAEDI), 17th April 2013
  • Poster presentation at the forthcoming annual Public Health England conference 10-11 September 2013
  • Unpublished report currently under peer review.

Project team

Sebastian Hinde, Claire McKenna, Mark Sculpher.


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