Lung PROSPR Research Center (Lung-PRC)
The Lung PROSPR Research Center (Lung-PRC) brings together researchers and doctors from 5 health systems to improve lung cancer screening.
The Lung PROSPR Research Center (Lung-PRC) is one of three specialized cancer screening research centers under the Population-based Research to Optimize the Screening Process (PROSPR) Healthcare Delivery Research Program at the National Cancer Institute (NCI). The Lung-PRC will focus on community health systems and medically underserved populations to identify ways to improve lung cancer screening, which works to find lung cancer at more treatable stages.
Lung-PRC will collect data on lung cancer diagnoses, smoking cessation therapy use, and uptake of lung cancer screening from people 35-89 years old from all 5 health systems over ten years.
Lung-PRC will evaluate data from the 5 health systems to identify ways to maximize the benefits and reduce any harms associated with lung cancer screening.
Lung-PRC will create and test programs at each health system that address patient, provider, system, and/or societal-level factors that act as barriers to lung cancer screening and smoking cessation programs.
Lung-PRC will actively work with other researchers in PROSPR and collaborate with outside researchers, to increase the impact of the Lung-PRC to improve health outcomes.
Our Mission & Vision
The Lung Cancer Screening PROSPR Research Center is a collaborative hub for health system-based research on innovative, multilevel evaluations and interventions to reduce lung cancer mortality, with a special focus on disparities.
Debra P. Ritzwoller, PhDKaiser Permanente Colorado
Chyke A. Doubeni, MD, FRCS, MPHUniversity of Pennsylvania Health System
Christine M. Neslund-Dudas, PhDHenry Ford Health System
Stacey Honda, MD, PhDKaiser Permanente Hawaii
Robert T. Greenlee, PhD, MPHMarshfield Clinic
The Population-based Research Optimizing Screening through Personalized Regimens (PROSPR) program studies screening in lung, colon and cervical cancers. Each of these specialized areas will be involved in Trans-PROSPR research allowing centers to conduct studies across multiple organ sites and share lessons learned.