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
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
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF)'s draft recommendation changes the age range and pack-year eligibility criteria.
14 Jul 2020
A reader responds to ACP Internist coverage about USPSTF recommendations on annual screening for lung cancer with CT.
1 May 2022
Campaigns for improvement should target primary care clinicians to increase awareness of the benefits of lung cancer screening, the authors noted.
17 Aug 2021
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
Lung cancer has an alarmingly low five-year survival rate, but screening, if implemented well, can improve it.
1 May 2018
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
These models picked similar numbers of patients who had ever smoked, showed better agreement on size of the screening population, and achieved consensus on 73% of persons chosen, while the other five models generally overestimated risk.
15 May 2018