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Study identifies factors behind guideline-discordant use of lung cancer screening

Interviews with 31 primary care physicians suggested that knowledge gaps about the life expectancy threshold at which lung cancer screening's value becomes limited may contribute to their decisions to recommend screening to patients who may not benefit.
19 Mar 2024

Lung screening's benefits, challenges

In March 2021, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) expanded eligibility for lung cancer screening by setting the benchmark at a 20 pack-year smoking history for those ages 50 to 80 years who are current smokers or former smokers who have quit within the past 15 years.
1 Mar 2022

Lung cancer screening led to more downstream procedures, complications in practice than in research

In clinical practice, 31.9% of patients screened for lung cancer underwent downstream imaging and 2.8% had downstream procedures. Those undergoing invasive procedures after abnormal findings had a 30.6% complication rate, compared to 17.7% in the National Lung Screening Trial.
9 Jan 2024

Disparities exist in adherence to lung cancer screening follow-up, study finds

Campaigns for improvement should target primary care clinicians to increase awareness of the benefits of lung cancer screening, the authors noted.
17 Aug 2021

Latest updates on ACP's priorities, initiatives

ACP Spotlight offers readers a look at ACP's current top priorities and initiatives, as well as highlights from our e-newsletter, I.M. Matters Weekly from ACP.
1 Feb 2024

USPSTF recommends lung cancer screening for broader patient population

The updated recommendation from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) adds 50- to 55-year-olds to the population that should get annual low-dose computed tomography, as well as lowering the pack-year cutoff.
16 Mar 2021

Lung cancer screening limited by poor adherence to follow-up

Patients eligible for lung cancer screening according to U.S. Preventive Services Task Force criteria were more likely to undergo screening if they were older, female, or a current smoker. Less than a quarter of them repeated screening in a year.
11 Oct 2022

Letters to the Editor

A reader responds to ACP Internist coverage about USPSTF recommendations on annual screening for lung cancer with CT.
1 May 2022

Study finds low uptake of lung cancer screening in eligible Medicare patients

Although Medicare has covered lung cancer screening for eligible patients since 2015, the study found that screening numbers were low in 2016 among Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries, with lower frequency among nonwhite patients and those in regions other than the Northeast.
23 Jun 2020

USPSTF draft recommendation would expand lung cancer screening

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)'s draft recommendation changes the age range and pack-year eligibility criteria.
14 Jul 2020

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