ACR praises USPSTF's lung cancer screening changes

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The American College of Radiology (ACR) is applauding final recommendations from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) that call for lowering the initial age and smoking history requirements for CT lung cancer screening.

The ACR also urges the U.S. Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services to quickly update its national coverage decision for CT lung cancer screening to reflect these recommendations. Screening eligibility expansion should spur more providers to start conversations with eligible patients that can ease lung cancer outcomes disparities, specifically among women, Black men, and those living in rural areas.

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