American Lung Association Campaign Aims to Address Lack of Diversity in Clinical Trials, Improve Lung Cancer Care for Black Americans
“CHICAGO, May 17, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The lung cancer five-year survival rate has increased by nearly 40% in the past decade. Unfortunately, this progress has not been shared equally. Black Americans with lung cancer are less likely to be diagnosed at an early stage, less likely to receive surgical treatment, and less likely to receive any treatment at all compared to white Americans. That’s why the American Lung Association is expanding its work through the Awareness, Trust and Action program to increase awareness amongst Black Americans about clinical trials and encourage them to speak with their healthcare provider about their treatment options.”

New study investigates lung cancer in non-smoking Asian American women
“A silent lung cancer is appearing in Asian American women who have never smoked. With Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month in May, UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center is raising awareness about the deadly cancer and promoting a unique opportunity to help research its potential causes.”

Outcomes4Me and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Expand Collaboration to Help Lung Cancer Patients
“BOSTON, May 16, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Outcomes4Me Inc., the developer of a personalized and evidence-based cancer navigation platform, and the National Comprehensive Cancer Network® (NCCN®) announced today that Outcomes4Me has newly incorporated the NCCN Clinical Practice Guidelines in Oncology (NCCN Guidelines®) for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer into its free app.”

Recognizing lung cancer screening barriers can increase number of eligible patients screened
“WASHINGTON — A lung nodule detection program saw an increase in low-dose CT for Black and Hispanic individuals after addressing screening barriers, according to research presented at the American Thoracic Society International Conference.”

Study finds socio-economic inequalities in access to novel therapies for many NSCLC patients
“Novel anti-cancer therapies were not accessible to more than half of the patients in England who were diagnosed with non-small cell lung cancer, according to a new study published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology, the official journal of the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer.”

Temple Health boosts lung health testing with campaign that addressed barriers to care
“Experts at Philadelphia-based Temple Health have developed an approach to boost rates of lung cancer screenings in a low-socioeconomic area of the city leaning on specific marketing and messaging tactics.”

Does Prediagnosis Smoking Cessation Improve Overall Survival in Patients With NSCLC?
“In a cohort study reported in JAMA Network Open, Wang et al found that overall survival in patients with non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who stopped smoking prior to their cancer diagnosis was better than overall survival among those who were current smokers at the time of their diagnosis.”

Woman who doesn’t smoke diagnosed with incurable lung cancer and wants to warn others
“A woman who doesn’t smoke was shocked to be diagnosed with incurable lung cancer and is now on a mission to raise awareness that young, fit and healthy people aren’t immune from the disease.”