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Medicare Proposes Paying for Lung Cancer Screenings for High Risk Patients

The Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF) strongly supports the recent proposal issued by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to begin covering lung cancer screening tests for high risk patients.

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NY Times Features Op-Ed on Lung Cancer

On September 21, 2014, The New York Times featured “A Cancer Battle We Can Win,” by Andrea McKee and Andrew Salner, in The Opinion Pages, bringing national attention to lung cancer.

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Risk Variation: Lung Cancer Screening and the United States Preventive Services Task Force

In November 2010, the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) announced results which identified a 20% relative reduction in lung cancer mortality from screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) compared to Chest radiograph. These results, from a large and well-designed randomized controlled trial (RCT), prompted professional societies to advocate the use of LDCT screening in high risk populations.

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