Secondary Logo

Journal Logo

Author on Call

The function of the “Author on Call” blog is to allow our readers and authors to interact with each other in a unique way. A few select authors will be chosen to share on the blog aspects of their papers that were especially meaningful to them personally or points that may not have made it into their published report. Readers will then have the opportunity to provide comments and questions, to which the authors will respond.

At times, as seen in our first entry, we will also post separate entries to the blog on various special topics that we feel would be informational or that we welcome your feedback on.

Saturday, March 6, 2021

Promoting Community Awareness of Lung Cancer Screening Among Disparate Populations: Results of the cancer-Community Awareness Access Research and Education Project

Promoting Community Awareness of Lung Cancer Screening Among Disparate Populations

Results of the cancer-Community Awareness Access Research and Education Project

Authors:  Williams, Lovoria B. PhD, FNP-BC, FAANP; Looney, Stephen W. PhD; Joshua, Thomas MS; McCall, Amber PhD, APRN, FNP-BC; Tingen, Martha S. PhD, RN, FAAN


"Unlike other cancer screenings, lung cancer screening has a well-defined behavioral risk component (cigarette smoking), thus these findings motivated me to learn more about methods to resolve decisional conflict with lung cancer screening.

Since the conduct of c-CARE we used a dissemination framework to implement c-CARE to western Kentucky.

Increasing lung cancer screening uptake among disparate populations is meaningful to me because oftentimes those most at risk are slower to adopt new screening recommendations, thus it was important to me to reach them where they were e.g. churches, FQHCs, with this information."


-Corresponding author Lovoria Williams speaks on the motivation behind her paper, “Promoting Community Awareness of Lung Cancer Screening Among Disparate Populations: Results of the cancer-Community Awareness Access Research and Education Project," published in CANCER NURSING Volume 44, Issue 2.  This paper can be viewed below without a subscription.