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CAMS Research Seminar: Lung Cancer in Asian Never Smokers: Exploring Screening in a High Risk Population
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in Asian Americans and unfortunately the majority are diagnosed at advanced or late stage lung cancers. It has been reported that about 32% of Asians who have lung cancer do not smoke. However, lung cancer screening has been focused on high risk populations that include current smokers or former smokers with at least a 30 pack year smoking history. As a result, the use of lung cancer screening in nonsmokers have only been explored in limited studies. The New York Female Asian Nonsmoker Screening Study (NYFANSS) is a study to develop a database and biorepository of Asian female never smokers residing in New York who undergo a low-dose CT (LDCT) scan for lung cancer screening. This presentation will discuss the entity of lung cancer in never smokers and information on how to enroll prospective subjects to this study in the New York area.

Presented by
Elaine Shum, MD
Assistant Professor
Perlmutter Cancer Center
NYU Langone Health

Feb 2, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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