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Media Outlets Highlight New Study by Drs. Jessica Magarinos, Cherie Erkmen and Colleagues on Virtual Lung Cancer Screening during the COVID-19 Pandemic

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A novel telemedicine lung cancer screening effort during the COVID-19 pandemic showed that virtual single-visit screenings were just as effective as single-visit screenings conducted in person at the hospital, according to a study presented at the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Virtual Clinical Congress 2021. The retrospective study of virtual lung cancer screenings was conducted at Temple University Hospital. Jessica S. Magarinos, MD, a third-year general surgery resident at TUH, is the first author of the study and Cherie P. Erkmen, MD, FACS, Professor of Thoracic Medicine and Surgery and Professor in the Center for Asian Health at the Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University and Director of the Thoracic Surgery Residency Program and the Lung Cancer Screening Program at TUH, is the principal investigator. Co-authors include Grace X. Ma, PhD, Associate Dean of Health Disparities, Laura H. Carnell Professor and Director of the Center for Asian Health, and Professor of Urban Health and Population Science at the Katz School of Medicine; and Lynde Lutzow, MD, a fourth-year general surgery research resident at TUH. The research was highlighted by media outlets including Medical Xpress, Scienmag and News-Medical.net, and TV and radio stations, including KYW Newsradio; WCBS Newsradio in New York, New York; and WIVB-TV in Buffalo, New York.