Lung Cancer Screening Has Had Few Takers. Will Updated Recommendations Make a Difference?

May 20, 2021

A small fraction of those who were eligible under previous U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendations were screened with low-dose CT scans. New recommendations will make an additional 6.4 million Americans eligible, but a number of barriers to screening remain.

How the Menthol Cigarette Ban May Affect the African American Smoking Paradox

May 05, 2021

The prevalence of smoking among African American young adults “catches up” with other groups despite the low rate among Black youth. The ban on menthol may affect this and other aspects of smoking patterns among Black Americans.

New Lung Cancer Screening Recommendations Can Reach More Patients But Won't Remove All Barriers

March 11, 2021

The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force recently released an updated recommendation addressing lung cancer screening criteria at a sooner rate starting at 50-years-old rather than 55. The task force says this expansion will be especially helpful to those who face disparities to screening. Although, it won’t cover all disparities.