Guide for implementation of lung cancer screening (LCS) programs

A pragmatic guide and toolkit of how to design, implement, and conduct a LCS program based on a survey of experts in LCS representing a diversity of institutions throughout the United States. Members from the American Lung Association and American Thoracic Society known for their involvement in LCS activities were selected to participate in the project. A panel of experts in the areas of research, behavioral sciences, quality improvement, nurse navigation, patient advocacy, and clinicians involved in leading and performing lung cancer screening in the fields of pulmonary, radiology, interventional pulmonary, primary care, oncology, and thoracic surgery was assembled. The panel developed a document using information gathered from a clinical practice survey that aimed to address how participating members approached common problems encountered in clinical LCS and program implementation.