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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Defining Quality of Care in Lung Cancer
Principal Investigator:

Varun Puri

Location: St Louis, MO
Congressional District Code: 1
Research Service: Health Services R&D
Project Period: October 2019 - September 2023
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $213,708
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Background: Non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) is the leading cause of cancer-related mortality in Veterans. With the implementation of computed tomography screening, the incidence of Stage I lung cancer (tumors less than 5 cm with no metastases) is increasing exponentially in Veterans. Stage I NSCLC is potentially curable with surgery as the recognized gold standard of therapy. Wide variations exist in the care of Veterans with lung cancer. These inconsistencies in care are directly linked to s...

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