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Study Team

Heather Bitter Fagan, ChristianaCare (PI); Claudine Jurkovitz, ChristianaCare (Co-I); Freda Patterson, UD (Co-I); Zugui Zhang, ChristianaCare (Co-I); Martha Zazzarino, ChristianaCare (CoI); Ronald Myers, Thomas Jefferson University (Co-I); Keegan Connell, ChristianaCare

What we want to learn and why it matters

Lung cancer claims more lives in the United States than any other cancer. Screening high risk individuals (former and current heavy smokers) with low dose computed tomography (LDCT) saves lives. Yet, lung cancer screening rates are very low. Working with primary care practices is an important way to improve the rate of lung cancer screening and to reach populations made vulnerable to disparities.

What we are doing

Delivering a phone-based decision-making intervention including a tool, the Decision Counseling Program ®(DCP) to help patients know their values, beliefs and preferences about lung cancer screening

To learn more or get involved please contact

Heather Bittner Fagan, MD MPH (Principal Investigator) at
I would love anyone interested to contact me but would especially appreciate any current or former smoker who is willing to help us think about what this group of current/former smokers might want from an intervention.