Only 7.1% of North Carolina residents at high risk get screened for lung cancer. There is hope! Screening can help catch lung cancer earlier when it can be easier to treat.

LCI is dedicated to reducing the burden of lung cancer by increasing the number of people who get screened for lung cancer. Through the Screening Saves initiative, LCI is developing a comprehensive statewide navigator network that will share best practices for implementing lung cancer screening into practice and promote collaboration.

Lung cancer screening can detect lung cancer earlier, when it is more treatable

Detecting lung cancer early before it spreads to other parts of the body is key to saving lives. If lung cancer is caught at an early stage, the 5-year survival rate is 5 times higher.

What is the Lung Cancer Initiative?

As a leading non-profit organization supporting lung cancer research and education, Lung Cancer Initiative specializes in connecting patients, survivors and loved ones with the medical and research community. Our mission is to advance survivorship and provide support to those affected by lung cancer through research education and access programs. To date, LCI has funded more than $3 million in lung cancer research and assisted thousands of patients in accessing treatment and meeting their basic needs after a lung cancer diagnosis.

Why Screening Saves?

Our goal is to build awareness among primary care clinicians to refer eligible North Carolina residents for screening. We will also increase awareness among residents to compel those at high-risk to inquire about and follow through with getting screened on a yearly basis.

What are the program’s goals?

Our aim is to unify the healthcare community to help us prioritize lung cancer screening, because lung cancer takes as many lives as breast, prostate and colorectal cancers combined. With Screening Saves we aspire to:

CONNECT

Creating a powerful network of clinicians in North Carolina and then expanding this program to other areas across the country.

EMPOWER

Inspiring the medical community and our screening network in North Carolina to mobilize, educate, and compel eligible patients to get yearly lung cancer screenings.

INFORM

Building awareness of the critical importance of screening and how to get screened for lung cancer among people at high-risk.

MOBILIZE

Motivating eligible patients to request lung cancer screening and helping steer them through the screening network.

Help us further the goals of Screening Saves

For those interested in learning more, please reach out to join our network.

HEALTH ADMINISTRATORS

NURSE NAVIGATORS

RADIOLOGISTS

PRIMARY CARE PHYSICIANS

PULMONOLOGISTS

ONCOLOGISTS

PATHOLOGISTS

COMMUNITY HEALTH CENTERS

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