Radiology screening centers are encouraged to participate in National Lung Cancer Screening Day Saturday, Nov. 12. The nationwide event, organized by the American College of Radiology® (ACR®), American Cancer Society, National Lung Cancer Roundtable (NLCRT), Go2 Foundation and the Radiology Health Equity Coalition (RHEC), is intended to increase accessibility to screenings by opening doors to individuals without having to take a day off work.
“Many more people are eligible for lung cancer screening than are receiving this lifesaving healthcare,” said Ella Kazerooni, MD, MS, FACR, FSABI, Chair of the NLCRT. “The first National Lung Cancer Screening Day is a great way to increase awareness about lung cancer screening in all of our communities to increase the screening rate.”
The American Cancer Society predicts 130,180 lung cancer deaths in 2022. Wider screening could save 30,000–60,000 lives in the United States each year.
You are able to join the effort and receive free marketing and instructional materials, available online to centers interested in participating.
Email the ACR if you have questions or would like more information.