About This Grant:
This grant proposes to extend a newly developed Lung Cancer Screening-Shared Decision Making (LCS-SDM) program, previously funded by Maine Cancer Foundation in 2013-14, to the primary care setting. The current LCS-SDM program is specialty-based, utilizing pulmonary medicine physicians to assess patient eligibility for Low Dose CT (LDCT) screening, provide in-depth counseling to ensure shared decision making (SDM) about screening, to provide close follow-up of normal and abnormal findings for all patients, to refer patients for smoking cessation counseling services, and to track patient outcomes. The current program focused on establishing reliable processes and procedures for all of these services, and was successful in providing screening services for 25 patients that were studied during the pilot period. The program's eligibility screening process resulted in 13 referred patients being deemed ineligible for screening due to not meeting established criteria.
|Year||Grant Title||Category||Amount||Grant Recipient|
|2018||Maine Primary Care Provider Lung Cancer Screening Survey||Lung Cancer, Research||$3,674||Maine Medical Center|
|2016||Building Capacity at MaineHealth to Enahance Colorectal Cancer Screening||Colorectal Cancer, Screening||$28,863||Maine Medical Center|
|2015||Extending Lung Cancer Screening to Primary Care||Lung Cancer, Screening||$49,899||Maine Medical Center|