April 16, 2019

Debra S. Dyer, MD, FACR Appointed to GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer Scientific Leadership Board

New lung cancer screening partnership seeks leaders like ACR expert Dyer to help increase survival

Reston, VA (April 16, 2019) – The GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer has appointed American College of Radiology (ACR) Lung Cancer Screening 2.0 (LCS 2.0) Subcommittee chair Debra S. Dyer, MD, FACR, to its Scientific Leadership Board. The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and Lung Cancer Alliance recently merged to form the new foundation, which serves and advocates for the needs of the lung cancer community.

GO2 Foundation team members and partners from around the country connect to empower those impacted by lung cancer both locally and globally. As a thoracic radiologist at National Jewish Health, Dyer can provide valuable insight, especially with respect to early detection and prevention.

“I’m thrilled to bring my experience, resources and commitment to educating patients, increasing screening and saving more lives. Together, we can give patients hope, propel innovative research and open doors for patients to gain more control of their health and improve their quality of life,” said Dr. Dyer, chair of the Department of Radiology at National Jewish Health.

Lung cancer is a leading cause of cancer death in the United States, primarily because many patients go undiagnosed until symptoms arise in the later stages of the disease. Research shows that early screening with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) can reduce lung cancer mortality by up to 26 percent among smokers. Yet only two to four percent of the eligible population is actually getting screened.

The GO2 Foundation aims to be the “go-to” local and global resource and advocate for the millions of people who are vulnerable, at risk, diagnosed, or otherwise impacted by or impacting lung cancer. With over 30 years of patient-centered experience, the foundation hopes to make a profound impact on survival through expanded support services, research, advocacy, community engagement and excellence in screening and care programs to serve the needs of the lung cancer community.

For additional information about the GO2 Foundation, visit www.GO2Foundation.org.

For more information about Dyer’s work on LCS 2.0, visit www.acr.org.

To arrange an interview with Dr. Dyer, please contact Meghan Swope at 703-390-9822 or PR@acr.org.


About the American College of Radiology

The American College of Radiology (ACR), founded in 1924, is a professional medical society dedicated to serving patients and society by empowering radiology professionals to advance the practice, science and professions of radiological care.