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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Incorporating Veterans' Preferences into Lung Cancer Screening Decisions
Principal Investigator:

Marilyn M Schapira

Location: Philadelphia, PA
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: March 2017 - November 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $91,566
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. Recent clinical trials provide evidence that screening with low dose CT scans will decrease lung cancer and all cause mortality among older heavy smokers. Clinical guidelines have been issued with the USPSTF recommending annual screening from age 55 to 80 for those with 30 pack years or more of smoking or who quit less than 15 years ago. Evidence clearly delineates both the benefits (mortality reduction) and harms (false pos...

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