Dr. Hilary Robbins, who received a 2020 LCRF Research Grant on Disparities, recently published a viewpoint piece in JAMA Oncology on equity in lung cancer screening eligibility.
Dr. Robbins writes that while the United States Preventive Services Taskforce’s updated recommendations will increase the low-dose CT screening of black patients, the disparity in life-years potentially gainable compared with white patients is still at least 15%. She discussed three possible models that could be used to create equity in lung cancer screening, while pointing out flaws in each approach. She believes that the scientific community must develop or find new solutions to achieving equity, and that other marginalized and excluded groups should be included.
Read her article here.