• More support needed to minimize attrition in community-based lung cancer screening programs

    7 days ago - By Healio

    CHICAGO - More education and follow-up is needed to support high-risk populations undergoing lung cancer screening in community settings to prevent them from being lost to follow-up, according to a study presented at International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology.Swedish Cancer Institute reported an 11% attrition rate for their lung cancer screening program.
    Read more ...

     

  • Electronic medical records beneficial during lung cancer screening

    7 days ago - By Healio

    CHICAGO - An electronic medical record-centered database appeared useful in obtaining important quality and outcomes data from patients undergoing lung cancer screening, according to results presented at the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer Multidisciplinary Symposium in Thoracic Oncology.“We've learned the evidence is sufficient for lung cancer screening, but it also involves a shared decision-making visit, smoking cessation and contribution to a national registry. So, we need to develop a quality process,” Cherie P. Erkmen, MD, associate professor of thoracic...
    Read more ...