The USPSTF recently updated its recommendation on lung cancer screening for the first time in over seven years. Join Dr. Ella Kazerooni and Dr. Efren Flores as they discuss the significant impact of these changes. 

In this one-hour Web Forum, we will discuss how the new 2021 USPSTF lung cancer screening (LCS) recommendation will:

  • Expand eligibility for LCS
  • Advance LCS uptake among underserved high-risk minority populations
  • Catalyze outreach and equity efforts in lung cancer outcomes through early detection
  • Affect when private payors and CMS coverage may begin for the expanded eligible population


Ella Kazerooni, MD, MS

Professor of Radiology & Internal Medicine

University of Michigan

  • Chair of the American Cancer Society, National Lung Cancer Roundtable , University of Michigan Medical Group,
  • Associate Chief Clinical Officer for Diagnostics & Clinical Information Management, University of Michigan Medical Group,

Ella A. Kazerooni, MD is a Professor of Radiology & Internal Medicine, and serves as the Associate Chief Clinical Officer for the Diagnostic and Clinical Information Oversight Team within the University of Michigan Medical Group (UMMG). She received her medical degree and completed her diagnostic radiology residency at University of…

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Efrén Flores, MD

Assistant Professor of Radiology

Harvard Medical School

  • Staff Radiologist, Harvard Medical School,
  • Officer, Radiology Community Health & Equity Radiologist, Massachusetts General Hospital,

Efrén J. Flores, MD, currently serves as a board-certified staff Thoracic radiologist at Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) and is an Assistant Professor in Radiology at Harvard Medical School.  Dr. Flores is also a health services researcher focused on health equity and community-based participatory research. His research efforts aim to decrease…

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Celeste Worth, MCHES

Director, LuCa National Training Network

University of Louisville

Louisville, KY

Celeste Worth has over 20 years of experience in cancer control and provider education.  She is the Director of the LuCa National Training Network, a national center for primary care provider education on lung cancer care based at the University of Louisville. She was previously a co-investigator for the Provider…

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