Thoracic surgery nursing group produces guidelines to prepare patients for lung resection

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Latest research presented at 15th World Conference on Lung Cancer


SYDNEY - The United Kingdom National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses Thoracic Surgical Group (TSG) has produced this Guideline to aid health care professionals in the preparation and support of patients undergoing a lung resection with an aim to promote patient self-management. The guideline includes information on nutrition, smoking, multi-disciplinary rehabilitation, pain management and quality patient information.


“The Guideline includes information for health professionals providing examples of current best practice and information for patients,” says John White, the lead Macmillan Lung Cancer Nurse Specialist at Leeds Teaching Hospital in Leeds, U.K and also the Chair of the UK National Lung Cancer Forum for Nurses. “The aim of the Guideline is to support self-management, support patients through the surgical pathway, and improve patient outcomes and patient experience.”


The research will be presented at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer’s 15th World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) Oct. 27-30, 2013 in Sydney, Australia. The presentation will be delivered by Vanessa Beattie who led the project and will be held Monday, Oct. 28 at 11:15 am in Bayside Gallery A.



About the 15th WCLC:

The World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) is the world’s largest meeting dedicated to lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies. The 2013 theme is “Next-Generation Lung Cancer Care.” More than 4,000 delegates are expected to come from more than 100 countries to discuss the latest developments in thoracic malignancy research. Attendees include surgeons, medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, pulmonologists, radiologists, pathologists, epidemiologists, basic research scientists, nurses and allied health professionals and patients.


About the IASLC:

The International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) is the only global organization dedicated to the study of lung cancer. Founded in 1974, the association’s membership includes more than 3,500 lung cancer specialists in 80 countries. To learn more about IASLC please visit

October 27, 2013