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Karen Knudsen: This guideline is a critical step in reducing the number of lung cancer deaths due to smoking history
Nov 6, 2023, 03:15

Karen Knudsen: This guideline is a critical step in reducing the number of lung cancer deaths due to smoking history

Karen Knudsen shared a post on LinkedIn:

“In an effort to reduce lung cancer mortality rates, the American Cancer Society’s new guideline recommends annual lung cancer screening for people aged 50-80 who smoke or formerly smoke and have a 20-year or greater pack.

This guideline is a critical step in reducing the number of lung cancer deaths due to smoking history. Research shows that expanding the screening age, eliminating the “years since quitting” requirement, and lowering the pack per year recommendation can lead to improved outcomes and more deaths prevented.”

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Source: Karen Knudsen/LinkedIn.

Karen E. Knudsen is the CEO of the American Cancer Society (ACS) and its advocacy affiliate, the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN). Prior to joining ACS, Dr. Knudsen served as executive vice president of Oncology Services and enterprise director for Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center at Jefferson Health. She also served as president for the Association of American Cancer Institutes (AACI), representing the 102 leading cancer centers in North America, and on the board of directors of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). Dr. Knudsen currently holds leadership roles with some of the most important cancer entities in the United States. She serves on the board of advisors for the National Cancer Institute and on 12 external advisory boards for NCI-designated cancer centers. She is an active member of several committees with the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO), in addition to serving on other academic and for-profit advisory boards.