American Lung Association: Saving Lives by Making Lung Cancer Screening More Accessible
The American Lung Associations’ LUNG FORCE and the American Thoracic Society are joining forces to produce an online Lung Cancer Screening Implementation Guide to go live on November 1, 2018, during Lung Cancer Awareness Month. The guide is a pragmatic step-by-step plan to help design, implement, and conduct low-dose CT screening programs for lung cancer. It offers an overview of the general structure of lung cancer screening programs and topics for consideration while planning, including potential pitfalls and obstacles along with resources and tools that will aid healthcare systems in establishing their own lung cancer screening program. The guide also covers smoking cessation, which is an integral part of any lung cancer screening program. The project was funded by Genentech, the American Lung Association, and the American Thoracic Society.