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National lung cancer screening guidelines may miss younger African American individuals at high risk

Key clinical point: National lung cancer guidelines failed to classify many younger African American lung cancer patients as eligible for lung cancer screening.

Major finding: Nearly one-third of lung patients were younger than 55 years, meaning they would not have been recommended for screening by the USPSTF guidelines.

Study details: Retrospective review of patient records for 1,500 patients diagnosed with lung cancer at an institution in Louisiana between 2011 and 2015

Disclosures: Authors reported no disclosures.


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