The Han Lab In the News

  • – Stanford News Center

    Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines Perpetuate Racial Disparities, Stanford-Led Study Finds

    Current national guidelines that rely on age and smoking exposure to recommend people for lung cancer screening are disproportionally failing minority populations including African Americans, according to a new study led by researchers at Stanford Medicine. An alternative risk-based method that incorporates additional information including family history and other health problems such as previous cancer diagnoses does a better job of eliminating disparities among races, the study found.

  • – MedPage Today

    Risk Model-Based Lung Cancer Screening More Cost-Effective Than USPSTF Recs

    Risk model-based screening for lung cancer accounting for personal risk may be more cost-effective than age- and smoking history-based screening recommended by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), according to a cost-effectiveness analysis.

  • – BMIR Connection Newsletter

    QSU Investigator Summer Han Collaborates with Clinicians to Attack Second Primary Lung Cancer

    As a primary investigator running her own lab, Dr. Han relies on the multidisciplinary strengths of biostatisticians, epidemiologists, and medical doctors on her team as she pursues studies with practical ramifications. As an example, Han had developed a mathematical model that she wanted to convert into a web-based risk assessment tool to aid clinical decision making for lung cancer patients and survivors. Results to date led to the publication of Development and Validation of a Risk Prediction Model for Second Primary Lung Cancer in the July 13, 2021 issue of the Journal of the National Cancer Institute.

  • – MedPage

    LDCT Screening Linked to Lower Risk of Brain Mets in Lung Cancer

    Patients with primary lung cancer detected with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening have a lower risk of developing brain metastases than patients whose cancer was detected through other methods, researchers found.

  • – Docwire News

    Patients with Primary Lung Cancers Detected by LDCT at Reduced Risk of Brain Metasases - Docwire News

    A new study shows that patients with primary lung cancer detected using low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening have a lower risk of the cancer spreading to the brain, of developing brain metastases after diagnosis, according to a study published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology.