Updated Guidelines for Lung Screening Aim to Reduce Disparities

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has formally recommended changes to lung cancer screening guidelines in an effort to reduce outcome disparities between African American and white patients.

The decision is based in part on research led by Melinda Aldrich, Ph.D., an associate professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. The research team included Kim Sandler, M.D., an assistant professor of radiology and radiological sciences and co-director of the Vanderbilt Lung Screening Program.