Creating Screening Opportunities Pt. 1: Leveraging the Breast
Pleural Space | Conversations in Lung Cancer
by American College of Radiology and National Lung Cancer Roundtable
6M ago
Our fourth installment of the “Expanding Horizons" series is part one of a two-part discussion on creating screening opportunities. In part one, discover how lung screening can draw from the success of mammography in promoting early detection and improving outcomes for lung cancer patients. Meet our conversation leaders: Kim Sandler, MD, is an Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiological Sciences at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, specializing in Cardiothoracic Imaging. Dr. Sandler serves as the Co-Director of the Vanderbilt Lung Screening Program, with a primary research focus on i ..read more
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Referring Providers and Lung Screening
Pleural Space | Conversations in Lung Cancer
by American College of Radiology and National Lung Cancer Roundtable
7M ago
As we advance in our "Expanding Horizons" series, come and join us as we explore the core components that underpin early detection, specifically focusing on referring providers and their critical role in this process. Meet our conversation leaders: Denise Lee, a volunteer spokesperson for the American Lung Association (ALA) and a lung cancer survivor, embodies the essence of a fervent advocate for lung cancer screening. Theresa Roelke, MSN, RN, AGNP-C, is a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner for Maine Medical Center where she manages a comprehensive, patient-centered Lung Screening Program which foc ..read more
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Expanding Horizons: The Glue (Navigators in Lung Cancer)
Pleural Space | Conversations in Lung Cancer
by American College of Radiology and ACS National Lung Cancer Roundtable
7M ago
Welcome back to our Lung Cancer 201: Expanding Horizons series. In this episode, we delve into the critical role of lung cancer navigators—the glue that holds together any comprehensive lung cancer program. So, what is the role of a navigator in a lung cancer setting? Join us while we sit down with four incredible and experienced navigators who are transforming the landscape of lung cancer care. Meet our conversation leaders: Joelle Fathi, DNP, RN, ARNP, FAAN, serves as the Chief Healthcare Delivery Officer at GO2 For Lung Cancer and leads GO2 for Lung Cancer’s Excellence in Screening and Care ..read more
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Expanding Horizons: The Power of Data
Pleural Space | Conversations in Lung Cancer
by American College of Radiology and National Lung Cancer Roundtable
1y ago
Welcome to "Lung Cancer 201: Expanding Horizons," our new series focusing on the challenges unique to established programs, clinicians, researchers, and advocates. You've made it past the first hurdle; time to explore what's next.  In this first episode, Dr. Ella Kazerooni sits down with Dr. Robert Smith and Dr. Gerard Silvestri to discuss advances in the lung cancer space in 2022, including the "One Million Screens" paper, the benefits of the roundtable model, and National Lung Cancer Screening Day.  Ella A. Kazerooni, MD, is a Professor of Radiology & Internal Medicine, and ser ..read more
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Thoracic Surgery and the Modern Paradigm for Screening Nodule Management
Pleural Space | Conversations in Lung Cancer
by American College of Radiology and National Lung Cancer Roundtable
1y ago
To wrap up our “Power of Partnerships” series, Dr. Douglas Wood has a conversation about the thoracic surgeon’s role in lung cancer with fellow thoracic surgeons Dr. Leah Backhus, Dr. Tom Varghese, and Dr. Farhood Farjah. They discuss the surgeon’s role in screening programs, evaluating nodules from a surgical perspective, and how to avoid harm and minimize unnecessary surgery for patients without cancer. Douglas E. Wood, MD, FACS, FRCSEd is the Chair of Surgery at the University of Washington School of Medicine in Seattle, and a physician with the Seattle Care Alliance. Dr. Wood has previousl ..read more
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Reaching Vulnerable Populations
Pleural Space | Conversations in Lung Cancer
by American College of Radiology and National Lung Cancer Roundtable
1y ago
Continuing the focus on patients, Dr. Efrén J. Flores speaks with Dr. Chi-Fu Jeffrey Yang, Alexandra L. Potter, and Angela Zhou from the American Lung Cancer Screening Initiative about outreach to populations vulnerable to lung cancer that are underserved in lung screening. This includes identifying how stigma is a barrier, finding ways to establish education and trust in communities typically distrustful of the medical establishment, and interdisciplinary approaches to cancer screening. Efrén J. Flores, MD, is a radiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital, where he also serves as Officer of ..read more
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Patients Are Looking For a Community: How Lung Cancer Advocacy Works
Pleural Space | Conversations in Lung Cancer
by American College of Radiology and National Lung Cancer Roundtable
1y ago
For 2022's National Patient Recognition Week, Elridge Proctor of the Go2 Foundation sits down with Heidi and Pierre Onda of the White Ribbon Project and Nichelle Stigger from LUNGevity to discuss how they went from patient to patient advocates and ways those without lung cancer can use their voices for change. Elridge Proctor, MPA, is the Senior Director for Government Affairs and Public Policy at the Go2 Foundation for Lung Cancer, with over 15 years of experience in patient advocacy and non-profit work. Heidi Onda, MS, is a health educator and fitness trainer as well as a lung cancer survivo ..read more
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Patient and Family Centered Care in Lung Cancer
Pleural Space | Conversations in Lung Cancer
by American College of Radiology and National Lung Cancer Roundtable
1y ago
Dr. Debra Dyer and experienced patient advocates Rhonda Meckstroth and Gina Hollenbeck discuss shifting lung cancer from a quantitative perspective to a patient and family centered one, including changing the face of lung cancer, and how medicine can further support patients beginning immediately post diagnosis. Debra Dyer, MD, FACR, is the Chair of Radiology at National Jewish Health in Denver, Colorado. Dr. Dyer also leads the lung screening program at National Jewish Health, and serves as Committee Chair of the ACR’s Lung Cancer Screening Steering Committee. Rhonda Meckstroth has been a pat ..read more
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Lung Cancer Screening and the Veteran Experience: Past, Present, and Future
Pleural Space | Conversations in Lung Cancer
by American College of Radiology and National Lung Cancer Roundtable
1y ago
Dr. Nichole Tanner, nurse practitioner Shannon Magee, and experienced patient advocate Jim Pantelas discuss the unique challenges of treating lung cancer through the Veterans Administration (VA) hospital system, and the support provided to veterans pre- and post-diagnosis. Nichole Tripician Tanner, MD, MSCR, is a pulmonologist at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center in Charleston, South Carolina, with a joint appointment as a Professor of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). Dr. Tanner has led the lung screening program at the Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center since ..read more
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Social Determinants of Health and Lung Cancer Care and Control
Pleural Space | Conversations in Lung Cancer
by American College of Radiology and National Lung Cancer Roundtable
1y ago
Dr. Ruth Carlos, Dr. Lucy Spalluto, and patient advocate Andrea Borondy-Kitts discuss social determinants of health and how they affect lung cancer diagnosis and treatment, including what disparities currently exist, how policy changes could reduce those disparities, and how to move closer to health equity. Ruth C. Carlos, MD, MS, FACR is a Professor of Radiology, and serves as the Assistant Chair for Clinical Research at the University of Michigan. Dr. Carlos additionally serves as the National Lung Cancer Roundtable’s Policy Task Force Chair and as the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the A ..read more
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