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Making Sense of Lung Nodules: Is It Cancer?

Six clinics across four U.S. states provided data for a newly validated clinical risk stratification model for lung cancer. The TREAT model (Thoracic Surgery, Research, Epidemiology, Diagnosis And Treatment) helps identify patients with suspicious lesions who are most likely to benefit from surgical biopsy. The aim is to mitigate unnecessary surgery for benign nodules and reduce delays for patients with early cancers.

Updated Guidelines for Lung Screening Could Reduce Disparities

Recommending expanded screening could help African Americans, suggests new research. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) may make recommendations to revise current lung cancer screening guidelines to reduce large differences between outcomes of African American and white patients.