PCC Supports New Lung Cancer Screening Recommendations

PCC Signs on to Open Letter to U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated its recommendation for lung cancer screening in March, expanding the current guidelines to include individuals ages 50 to 80 years who have a 20 pack-year smoking history and currently smoke or have quit within the past 15 years. This recommendation will nearly double the number of individuals eligible for screening and has the potential to save significantly more lives than the previous guidelines.

As part of their State Lung Cancer Screening Coverage Project, the American Lung Association (ALA) is working to educate stakeholders about the revised USPSTF recommendation and share information about updating insurance coverage policies to align with the new recommendation as soon as possible.

PCC has signed on to an open letter from the ALA in support of the updated USPSTF recommendation for lung cancer screening. We join other organizations in broad support for improving access to this lifesaving screening.

The PCC is connected to this initiative through its membership in the National Lung Cancer Roundtable, founded by the American Cancer Society, which is a PCC Executive Member.

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