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Lung Cancer Screening Decision Aid

Developing A Digital Tool to Support Lung Cancer Screening

Lung cancer is the most common cause of cancer death in the State of Connecticut. Lung cancer screening with annual low dose computed tomography (CT) can reduce lung cancer-specific mortality among high-risk adults by about 20%. Despite evidence and guidelines supporting lung cancer screening, lung cancer screening use is low, including in our state and in our health system. In prior work, we used qualitative methods to explore patient perspectives on screening and found that a lack of knowledge about screening was a common barrier for patients. The overarching goal of this study is to address this barrier by developing novel digital tools to enhance patient education and engagement. The specific aims of the proposed work are to 1. develop a prototype digital tool to educate patients about lung cancer screening and 2. iteratively test and refine the digital tool with user feedback.

Funding source: Yale Cancer Center

Principal Investigator: Ilana Richman