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BTOG 2022: Highlights in lung cancer

For patients with lung cancer, surgical resection is a treatment option and perioperative management is imperative to improve surgical outcomes. Patients undergoing surgery may face a decline in quality of life, especially those who have co-morbidities or are older. Prehabilitation aims to prepare patients mentally and physically before surgery with exercise, nutrition and stress reduction. Whilst an optimal program is still under investigation, initial research has demonstrated the efficacy of prehabilitation, with patients requiring shorter hospital stays and having fewer post-operative complications.

In this podcast, Matthew Evison, MD, University Hospital of South Manchester NHS Foundation Trust, Manchester, UK; Alastair Greystoke, PhD, MBChB, PhD, MRCP, University of Newcastle & Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust, Newcastle, UK; and Neal Navani, MA, MRCP, MSc, PhD, Care Quality Improvement Department, Royal College of Physicians, London, UK, discuss the most current advances in the field of lung cancer. Topics include prehabilitation in lung cancer care, the process of understanding a next-generation sequencing (NGS) report, and the increasing role of low dose CT scanning. This interview took place at the 20th Annual British Thoracic Oncology Group (BTOG) Conference 2022.

Date: 11th February 2022