Campaigns for improvement should target primary care clinicians to increase awareness of the benefits of lung cancer screening, the authors noted.
17 Aug 2021
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
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
This week's quiz asks readers to determine the most appropriate lung cancer screening test for a 63-year-old woman with a 37-pack-year history of cigarette smoking who quit smoking at age 55 years and has COPD but reports no symptoms concerning for lung cancer.
16 May 2023
A reader responds to ACP Internist coverage about USPSTF recommendations on annual screening for lung cancer with CT.
1 May 2022
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
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
New screening recommendations for low-dose CT for smokers will prove to be trickier to follow than most preventive care guidelines, experts say. Learn what issues to consider, where to refer patients, and how to deal with the results.
1 Mar 2014
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)'s draft recommendation changes the age range and pack-year eligibility criteria.
14 Jul 2020
Risk-based and life-gained-based strategies provide substantially greater life extension and death prevention than screening based on current recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, a study found.
22 Oct 2019