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Lung cancer screening program at VGH aims to catch disease early

Lung cancer screening program at VGH aims to catch disease early

A new detection and prevention program at Vancouver General Hospital hopes to lower the startlingly high death rate for lung cancer in B.C. and elsewhere. Lung cancer is the second most common cancer after non-melanoma skin cancer, and despite falling rates of smokers, the death rate remains steady at about 80 per cent, according to Dr. John Yee, head of thoracic surgery at VGH and director of B.…