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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