Community Centers Take Up Lung Screening Torch

04.30.14

Lung cancer screening programs at community hospitals have seen a dramatic rise over the past year, which may be key to uptake among at-risk individuals, experts said.

The number of centers identified by the Lung Cancer Alliance as screening centers of excellence, determined by meeting certain criteria for performance and a commitment to send data to a registry, more than doubled over the past year, with an increasing proportion of community centers.

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