How to Start a Surgeon-Led Lung Cancer Screening Program

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How to Start a Surgeon-Led Lung Cancer Screening Program

General thoracic surgeons bring crucial expertise to multidisciplinary lung cancer screening programs; yet many surgeons do not know how to get involved. In the latest program in the STS Webinar Series, a multidisciplinary panel of national leaders from high-volume centers with successful screening programs highlight:

  • Advantages of surgeon involvement
  • Tips on how to build a team and infrastructure
  • The financial impact of a screening program
  • How to incorporate new guidelines 
  • Ways to overcome barriers
  • Conducting community outreach

Mark W. Onaitis, MD
UC San Diego Health
La Jolla, CA 
Betty C. Tong, MD, MHS, MS 
Duke Cancer Center
Durham, NC 

DuyKhanh P. Ceppa, MD
Indiana University School of Medicine
Indianapolis, IN
Loretta Erhunmwunsee, MD
City of Hope
Duarte, CA
Cherie P. Erkmen, MD
Temple University Health System
Philadelphia, PA
Christopher R. Gilbert, DO
Swedish Thoracic Surgery
Seattle, WA
Elliot L. Servais, MD
Lahey Hospital & Medical Center
Burlington, MA