Extending Lung Cancer Screening to Primary Care

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.

Lung Cancer


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