Lung Cancer Screening

Proposed by: Dr. Brett Poulin, Laura Tamblyn (Clinical Clerk), Dr. Michael Humphreys, Dr. Ed Hardy Proposal to: SNO Division of Family Practice Date: Dec 21, 2016

Research Question: Lung Cancer Screening with Low Dose CT in the North Okanagan

Abstract The Canadian Task Force for Preventative Care released a guideline regarding screening for lung cancer in April 2016. As of March 2017, we are not aware that anyone in our area has been screened according to this guideline. The guideline recommends that adults aged 55-74 years with at least a 30 pack-year smoking history who currently smoke or quit less than 15 years ago have annual screening with LDCT up to three consecutive times. We would like to assess the applicability of this guideline to our population. We propose that we educate the family physicians in our communities regarding the guideline, identify those who would qualify for screening, arrange screening using our local resources, and evaluate the results with respect to our population.