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Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Published Ahead-of-Print in JTI
Published ahead-of-print in JTI is the next installment of Expert Opinion, addressing the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on screening for lung cancer. The USPSTF issued a grade B recommendation for low-dose CT screening for lung cancer in December 2013 for smokers age 55-80 years old with at least a 30 pack-year smoking history or former smokers in the same age range who quit within 15 years. Under the Affordable Care Act, private insurers will be required to cover screening for these patients beginning in 2015.

The JTI editorial staff asked this group of experts, “if you were given the opportunity to make one modification to the recent lung cancer screening recommendations from the [USPSTF], what would it be and why?” To find out what our experts had to say, you can find the article here.