Screening for Lung Cancer: Effective Recruitment Methods.
AJR Am J Roentgenol. 2018 Mar;210(3):514-517. doi: 10.2214/AJR.17.18755. Epub 2017 Dec 20. Lee C1.
OBJECTIVE: The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommendation and Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services coverage decision have created a favorable environment for implementation of clinical population-wide lung cancer screening. The purpose of this article is to describe effective recruitment methods for clinical lung cancer screening programs, with a focus on addressing barriers to screening for socioeconomically disadvantaged communities.
CONCLUSION: Large-scale recruitment of high-risk individuals into screening programs across the country is essential to significantly decrease the mortality associated with lung cancer. Recruitment strategies must also be tailored to minority and underserved communities, because they are at the highest risk for developing lung cancer.