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National Center for Lung Cancer Screening (NCLCS)

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Lung cancer is the deadliest cancer in the United States. We estimate that 1 - 2 million Veterans have an elevated risk of developing lung cancer and may be eligible for lung cancer screening using annual low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) scans. The National Center for Lung Cancer Screening supports systematic, integrated, and equitable access to high-quality lung cancer screening processes for Veterans. The vision of the Center is to reduce lung cancer morbidity and mortality by leveraging a learning health care system to sustainably increase access to evidence-based lung cancer screening processes that are effective, equitable, safe, and efficient.

This innovation is scaling widely with the support of national stakeholders. See more scaling innovations.



  • Veterans Eligible
  • Veterans Offered
  • Veterans received LDCT
  • Adherence to LungRADS who received LDCT
  • Number of facilities who provide LDCT




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