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Screening Center Resources

We know that lung cancer screening can save lives when carried out responsibly and following current best practices. For guidance on how to develop a good quality, responsible screening center, we offer documents and resources to help.  

National Framework for Excellence in Lung Cancer Screening and Continuum of Care

Developed in February of 2011with a panel of thoracic surgeons, oncologists and nurse navigators, the National Framework outlines the elements of a responsibly done, high quality lung cancer screening program, the rights of the public to know about screening and what we plan to do to help support responsible screening. The Framework became the historical grounding for implementing screening into public health infrastructure. We are currently working on an updated version to reflect the most recent developments in the field.

Best Practice Screening Guidelines

NCCN Patient Guidelines

Patient-friendly and outline the lung cancer screening process developed by the NCCN Foundation with support from LCA. We have a limited number of hard copies available.

NCCN Clinical Guidelines

Guidelines updated yearly based on best practices for clinicians and administrators who are building or managing lung cancer screening programs. To access the link, free registration is required.

ACR Lung RADS Reporting System

This reporting system was designed as a quality assurance tool by ACR. It includes assessment categories and management recommendations for findings.

International Early Lung Cancer Action Program 

The website of the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program (IELCAP) includes protocol documents, FAQs and publications on lung cancer screening

USPSTF Guide: Talking with Your Patients about Lung Cancer

A basic summary of the USPSTF recommendations for lung cancer screening.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)/Medicare Compliance Resources

We will continue to list resources relevant to ensuring CMS compliance as they become available. 

CMS-Approved Registries

Screening Tools 

Rescue Lung, Rescue Life Toolkit

Developed by the Lahey Hospital and Medical Center and contains a wide range of forms and templates for use in screening programs.

Prevent Cancer Foundation Lung Cancer Screening Podcasts

These podcasts, developed by Prevent Cancer Foundation, cover a range of topics pertaining to lung cancer screening. 

Smoking Cessation Resources

A good quality lung cancer screening program refers appropriate candidates to smoking cessation programs. If your center does not have a comprehensive smoking cessation program, here are some resources for your screening patients:

The Ex Plan: A web-based tool from Legacy helps support those who want to quit at every step of the way. 

1-800-QUIT-NOW: A quitline is a tobacco cessation service available through a toll-free telephone number. Quitlines are staffed by counselors trained specifically to help smokers quit by creating a personalized plan based on history and motivators.