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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Achieving appropriate, safe, and patient-centered lung cancer screening
Principal Investigator:

Renda Wiener

Location: Boston, MA
Congressional District Code: 6
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: January 2019 - December 2021
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $267,525
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Lung cancer screening (LCS) reduces lung cancer death, but can also cause harm, especially when applied to patients with co-existing serious health problems. Recognizing these trade-offs, guidelines recommend that persons with “a health problem that substantially limits life expectancy or ability to have curative lung surgery” should not be screened, and that all patients considering LCS should undergo a shared decision-making (SDM) process to review LCS benefits and harms with their...

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