Epidemiology Student Publishes Article in Journal of the National Cancer Institute
Published: Tuesday, September 20, 2022
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer mortality in the U.S. Early detection is imperative because the most effective treatments options are available for early stage tumors. In 2011, results from the National Lung Screening Trial showed that screening for lung cancer using low-dose chest CT scans reduced mortality by 20% in high risk patients. The US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, along with a number of professional organizations, endorsed annual lung cancer screenings. Why, despite national organizational guidelines, health insurance coverage, and scientific evidence of screening, has the implementation of lung cancer screening remained suboptimal?
Ami Sedani, and PhD candidate in Epidemiology, recently published an article in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Her article, titled “Facilitators and Barriers to Implementation of Lung Cancer Screening: A Framework-Driven Systematic Review”, is a comprehensive systematic review used to describe barriers and facilitators that may influence the implementation of low-dose chest CT scan for lung cancer screening in the U.S. You can read the full article at https://doi.org/10.1093/jnci/djac154