Lung Cancer Screening Program Outcomes

The Lung Cancer Institute at Saint Barnabas Medical Center is committed to being your partner offering education, screening, and diagnostic tools to detect and treat Lung Cancer. We are dedicated to providing quality care and achieving the highest level of patient satisfaction.

Saint Barnabas Medical Center has joined the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program to offer a free-life saving test to identify Lung Cancer early. The free program includes a low-dose CT screening for individuals who are at high risk for developing lung cancer.

Since this program began there has been over 1,500 individuals screened with the following outcomes:

2017

  • 141 Individuals Screened
  • 1 Year Follow-up = 184
  • 2 Year Follow-up = 192
  • 2 – Stage 1 Lung Cancers
  • 5 Cases Pending
  • Tobacco Treatment: 72
    • Program success rate:
    • 1 month = 38%
    • 3month = 42%
    • 1 year = 34%
    • 2 year = 36%

2016

  • 296 Individuals Screened
  • 1 Year Follow-Up = 225
  • 2 Year Follow-Up = 326
  • 9 Stage 1 Lung Cancers
  • 1 Stage III
  • Tobacco Treatment: 155

2015

  • 313 screened
  • 1 Year Follow-Up = 408
  • 2 Year Follow-Up = 146
  • 1 Stage 1a Lung Cancer
  • 1 Stage 1b Lung Cancer
  • Tobacco Treatment: 161

2014

  • 438 Individuals Screened
  • 1 Year Follow-Up = 168
  • 5 Stage I Lung Cancers
  • 1 Stage II Lung Cancer
  • Tobacco Treatment: 1
  • Tobacco Treatment: 193

2013

  • 347 New Individuals Screened
  • 5 Stage I Lung Cancers Diagnosed
  • 1 Stage III Lung Cancer
  • 1 Stage IV Lung Cancer
  • Tobacco Treatment: 159

In addition to the lung cancers identified, there have been incidental findings of the following:

2 Harmatomas
Individuals with Severe CAC Scores
Thyroid Disease
Thyoma
Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia
Pancreatic Cancer
Biliary Cancer
Thyroid Cancer
Neuroendocrine Cancer

Counseling for Nicotine Dependency was offered to 638 participants identified as current smokers and those who quit within the last year.

Program success rate:

1 month = 41%
3month = 46%
1 year = 31%