Wednesday, November 18
10:00 to 11:00 a.m. CST
- Presentation handout (pdf)
November is National Lung Cancer Awareness Month and we have a special KHC webinar focused on Lung Cancer Screening (LCS). This is a critical topic as lung cancer kills more people than the next 4 types of cancer combined. While LCS with low-dose CT (LDCT) can reduce lung cancer mortality by 20% or more, only a small percentage of patients at high-risk for this disease are being screened. During the webinar you will hear from:
Debra Dyer, MD, radiology chair at National Jewish Health and chair of the ACR’s Lung Cancer Screening 2.0 Initiative to improve the number of eligible patients benefitting from LCS
Neville Irani, MD, a radiologist and the director of quality and performance improvement in the department of radiology at the University of Kansas Medical Center
Drs. Dyer and Irani will present information about:
- The evidence for LDCT and LCS
- The USPSTF guideline update
- The state of LCS in Kansas from the LCS Registry
- Challenges of LCS in a rural setting
- Steps communities are taking in support of LCS
There will be an opportunity for Q&A.
KHC virtual meetings provide an opportunity to learn with your peers, as well as stay in the know about resources and opportunities in quality and patient safety.