For low dose CT lung cancer screening to be effective in curbing disease mortality, efforts are needed to overcome barriers to awareness and facilitate uptake of the current evidence-based screening guidelines. A sequential mixed-methods approach was employed to design a screening campaign utilizing messages developed from community focus groups, followed by implementation of the outreach campaign intervention in two high-risk Kentucky regions. This study reports on rates of awareness and screening in intervention regions, as compared to a control region.

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Published in Cancer Epidemiology, v. 46, p. 1-8.

© 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

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This work was supported by the Center for Clinical and Translational Science: Appalachian Translational Research Network Grants Program, with support from National Institutes of Health [Center for Research Resources & National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences]. Additional funding was provided by the University of Kentucky Markey Cancer Center.