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VOL 60: AUGUST • AOÛT 2014 | Canadian Family Physician • Le Médecin de famille canadien e395Web exclusive ResearchSystematic review of guidelines for the managementof suspected lung cancer in primary careM. Elisabeth Del Giudice MD MSc CCFP Sheila-Mae Young MD Emily T. Vella PhD Marla Ash MD CCFPPraveen Bansal MD CCFP FCFP Andrew Robinson MD FRCPC Roland Skrastins MD FRCPC Yee Ung MD FRCPCRobert Zeldin MD FRCSC FACS Cheryl Levitt MB BCh CCFP FCFPAbstractObjective To systematically review the literature and provide an update and integration of existing peer-reviewedguidelines with recent systematic reviews and with primary studies related to the early recognition and managementof lung cancer in primary care.Data sources MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched for relevant articles. The quality of the evidence tosupport existing guideline recommendations, and the consistencyof recommendations with updated evidence, were assessed.Applicability in a Canadian primary care setting was also evaluate...