New York State Cancer Consortium's

Lung Cancer Screening Action Team

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About Us

NYS Cancer Consortium’s Lung Cancer Screening Action Team Membership Roster

Membership Roster

LCSAT Project Coordinator

Whitney E. Mendel, MSW, PhD

716.845.1300 ext. 7846

Our Mission, Vision, Goals, & Objectives


To combat the devastating effects of lung cancer (LC) on New York State, the NYS Lung Cancer Screening Task Force will take the lead on mobilizing multi-level resources to decrease lung cancer mortality by increasing lung cancer screening using guideline-driven, evidence-based strategies.

Goals & Objectives

o   improving access to low-dose CT (LDCT);

o   coordinating the education of primary care practitioners (PCP) in the approved screening guidelines and the management of lung nodules;

o   engaging radiology practices, particularly in underserved areas to engage in LC screening;

o   mobilizing experienced experts to facilitate nodule management to PCPs and radiologists;

o   targeting the most at-risk urban and rural populations to enhance LC screening; 

o   coordinating these efforts with an aggressive comprehensive smoking cessation campaign.

LCS News 

"Biomarker testing and precision medicine are helping extend and improve lives by tailoring care and treatment to a person’s individual condition. Over the past few months, we have heard countless stories of the difficulties patients face in attempting to access this important testing. It’s time for that to change.

"This legislation will help address a significant barrier and bring the promise of precision medicine to more patients no matter their income, race or where they live. This can provide many benefits to patients including better outcomes, improved quality of life and in some cases reduced costs from bypassing ineffective therapies." - Michael Davoli, Senior Government Relations Director, ACS CAN NY

Senate Bill 1196 aims to enable more New Yorkers to benefit from biomarker testing, a critical step in accessing precision medicine treatments. The bill now heads to the Assembly 


American Lung Association

"This issue brief summarizes the current status of coverage of lung cancer screening and other preventive services without cost-sharing, the health benefits of this coverage, and potential state policy approaches to protect and expand cost-free coverage of screening and diagnostic services that could ultimately improve survival and quality of life for those living with lung cancer."

CT Budget LC Program _ 2023HB-06941-R00-HB.PDF

What can NYS learn from Connecticut's new LCS and Referral Services Program?

See Section 173 on page 270

Congressmen Brian Higgins (NY-26) and Brian Fitzpatrick (PA-1), Co-Chairs of the House Cancer Caucus, along with Congresswoman Kathy Castor (FL-14) introduced the Increasing Access to Lung Cancer Screening Act (H.R.4286). The bipartisan bill takes critical steps to increase lung cancer screening rates across the country while reducing barriers to preventative care in underserved areas.

Meet Eddy (Early Detection Driven to You)

Article Highlights

Silvestri and Jett 2023 Predicting LCS.pdf

Silvestri & Jett, 2023

Doan et al 2023 Mammo and LCS in COVID.pdf

Doan et al., 2023

Osarogiagbon et al 2022 Lung Cancer Diagnosis Screening and Incidental.pdf

Osarogiagbon et al., 2022

LCS Environmental Scan Updates

LCS Enviro Scan Website Update_10_23.pdf

Please click on the slides for updates on the LCS Environmental Scan

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