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Part 1: Lung Cancer: A Challenging Past and Hopeful Future

Continuing Medical Education Information

Course Description:

This module will provide an analysis of data and current trends surrounding lung cancer demographics in Kentucky. 

Statement of Need:
In examining incidence, screening, and treatment, Kentucky has consistently ranked at or near the bottom.

When examining Kentucky, we look at several factors to determine status. “Incidence refers to the number of new cases of lung cancer in each state. On average, the higher prevalence of smoking, the more lung cancer cases in a state. The national lung cancer incidence rate is 58.7. Kentucky has the highest lung cancer incidence rate in the nation, at a rate of 91.4% people out of 100,000 people.” (, 2020.)

Only 22.9% of lung cancer cases nationally are diagnosed at an early stage. While this simple screening test has been available since 2015, only 11.7% of those eligible in Kentucky have been screened. (, 2020.)

Physicians are not aware of current data surrounding incidence, evolution of screening options and emerging therapies.


At the end of this module physicians will be able to:

  • Assist patients in obtaining lung cancer screening
  • Describe emerging therapies
  • Discuss the importance of screening with patients

Disclosure: All individuals involved in the planning and delivery of materials disclose they have no relevant relationships.

Commercial Support: There is no commercial support associated with this activity.

Accreditation and Designation:

The Kentucky Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The Kentucky Medical Association designates this internet enduring activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Target Audience: Physicians in the Commonwealth of Kentucky

Estimated Time to Complete: This module will take approximately 1.0 hours to complete

Method of Participation Used: Participants will view and listen to a recorded lecture while simultaneously viewing slides.

Hardware/Software Requirements: High speed internet connection

Faculty: Timothy Mullett, MD MBA, FACS

Meeting Planner: Miranda Mosley, Heather Lathan

Provider Contact Information: Miranda Mosley, Kentucky Medical Association

Copyright: There is no copyright associated with this activity

Release Date: January 2022

Termination Date: December 2022

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