Task Force Mission Statement: Decrease lung cancer mortality in Minnesota through increased screening.
The Minnesota Lung Cancer Screening Task Force is a collaboration of physicians, nurses, screening experts and lung cancer advocacy organizations committed to getting eligible Minnesotans screened annually with low dose CT scans. It all started with the Minnesota Cancer Alliance’s MN Cancer Plan. This group’s work ties directly to objective #4 in the plan: Increase low-dose CT scan screening among persons at high risk for lung cancer.
Every healthcare organization in Minnesota was invited to send up to eight people to the September 27, 2019 meeting in Minneapolis. Over 70 healthcare professionals from 28 organizations gathered to identify strategies to overcome Minnesota’s low lung cancer screening rate. Stay tuned for updates and additional meeting dates in 2020.
Steering Committee: Nancy Torrison, ABOHLF; Matt Flory, ACS; Abbie Begnaud, MD; Andrew Burgdorf, MD; Arek Dudek, MD; Angela Fabbrini; Steve Link, MD; Anne Melzer, MD; Karla Provost.
Additional information: Case Study by Sanford Medical Center