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Impact of Federal Lung Cancer Screening Policy on the Incidence of Early-Stage Lung Cancer

Friday, December 9, 2022

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Source Name: The Annals of Thoracic Surgery


Matthew S. Khouzam, BSc, Douglas E. Wood, MD, Wickii Vigneswaran, MD, MBA, Amit Goyal, MD, Cheryl Czerlanis, MD, Shanda H. Blackmon, MD, MPH, Jessica Donington, MD, Kathy S. Albain, MD, Richard K. Freeman, MD, MBA, Zaid M. Abdelsattar, MD, MSc

This study aimed to measure the population-level impact of federal lung cancer screening recommendations and Medicare coverage. After these decisions were implemented, and when adjusted for age, researchers found that they were associated with an increased incidence of early-stage lung cancer and decreased incidence of advanced-stage lung cancer.

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