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Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Lung Cancer Screening in Older Adults

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Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Lung Cancer Screening in Older Adults

University of Arizona College of Medicine
Author(s):  
Mary Reid, PhD, Samjot Dhillon, MD, Kaseem Harris, MD
Sponsor: 
Donald W. Reynolds Foundation
Geriatric Education Center (GEC)
Geriatrics Workforce Enhancement Program (GWEP)
POGOe Id: 
21751
Date Posted: 
04/16/2014
Date Reviewed/Updated for Clinical Accuracy: 
03/31/2017
Abstract: 

Lung Cancer Screening in Older Adults  is one of a continuing series of practical, evidence based, Provider Fact Sheets which summarize key geriatric topics and provide clinically useful assessments and interventions. Initially developed for remote, rural clinical sites, they are useful for students and health care professionals from many fields and across a very broad range of health care settings.

Educational objectives: 
  1. State the key findings of the National Lung Screening Trial
  2. State the US Preventive Services Task Force recommendations for lung cancer screening
  3. Explain why some professional organizations do not support annual lung cancer screening with low-dose computed tomography
Additional information/Special implementation requirements or guidelines: 

Subscribers to POGOe are free to reprint Elder Care on their own stationery or in other publications without obtaining specific permission, so long as:

  1. Content is not changed,
  2. No one is charged a fee to use or read the publication,
  3. Authors and their affiliated institutions are noted without change, and
  4. The reprint includes the following statement: “Reprinted courtesy of the Arizona Reynolds Program of Applied Geriatrics and the Arizona Geriatric Education Center."
Estimated time to complete: 
30 minutes
Conflict of Interest Disclosure: 
No, I (we) have nothing to disclose.
Already Expired Email Date: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020 - 12:03am
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Suggested Citation:
Elder Care A Resource for Interprofessional Providers: Lung Cancer Screening in Older Adults. POGOe - Portal of Geriatrics Online Education; 2014 Available from: https://pogoe.org/productid/21751