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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Imaging Surveillance After Lung Cancer Treatment
Principal Investigator:

Leah Backhus

Location: Palo Alto, CA
Congressional District Code: 18
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: December 2018 - January 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $220,174
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Project Background Lung cancer represents a large burden of disease within the US and the VA population killing more Americans than the top three cancer types combined. Fortunately, the widespread adoption of CT screening for lung cancer is expected to result in more patients identified with early stage disease, however these patients still face a significant risk of lung cancer recurrence or development of a second primary lung cancer. National guidelines for follow up imaging surveillance exis...

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