Cancer Plan Minnesota 2025

Objective 4

Increase low-dose CT scan screening among persons at high risk for lung cancer


4.1 Educate primary care providers about lung cancer screening guidelines based on age and smoking history

4.2 Add pack-years to smoking history captured in data systems to determine who is eligible for lung cancer screening

4.3 Expand public awareness of lung cancer screening guidelines

4.4 Conduct targeted outreach activities in populations with high rates of smoking and lung cancer

4.5 Provide eligible quitline users with information about lung cancer screening programs


Originally presented at Cancer Summit Minnesota 2017, this “Spotlight” presentation is intended to be a fast-paced introduction to this objective.


At Cancer Summit Minnesota 2017 small groups discussed the strategies corresponding with this objective. Below are their compiled notes:

No groups were formed to discuss strategies 4.2, 4.3, and 4.5 at the Summit. If you would like to work on one of these strategies please email

At the Summit attendees were also asked to make specific pledges to strategies to help move the work forward. Find the list of who committed to objective 4 strategies here (scroll down to view all the corresponding strategies).


Original Cancer Plan Detection workgroup draft objective on lung cancer.

Detection workgroup page.


Coming soon!


Measure: Utilization of low dose CT screening
Data Source: TBD (Potential use of All Payer Claims Database)
Baseline: TBD Target: TBD