Brown Medicine Moving The Needle Podcast: Lung Cancer Screening Study with Dr. Khan

Getting screened for lung cancer can help save a person’s life. This simple, non-invasive CT scan test, done annually, can increase the chance of finding cancer early. People whose lung cancer is diagnosed early are nearly 10x more likely to live longer.

In this episode, Dr. Hina Khan, a thoracic oncology physician with Brown Medicine’s Division of Hematology and Oncology, discusses her latest research and public education study aimed at improving awareness of lung cancer screening, particularly among ethnic and minority populations in Rhode Island.

Topics discussed include who is most at risk for lung cancer, what the screening test involves, risk factors, who is eligible to participate in this study, what barriers exist to getting screened, and how patients can enroll.

For more information, contact Dr. Khan at 401-893-7126 or

Dr. Hina Khan is also a thoracic oncologist at the Brown Cancer Center at Rhode Island Hospital in Providence; assistant professor in hematology and oncology at Brown University’s Warren Alpert School of Medicine, and has led several research projects as principal investigator related to the needs of diverse, underserved communities.

In addition to her research, she works in a lab doing translational lunch cancer research and sees patients will all stages of lung cancer.