Finding paths with the greatest chance of success: enabling and focusing lung cancer screening and cessation in resourceconstrained areas

Wiley D. Jenkins, David Gilbert, Li-Shiun Chen, Leslie R. Carnahan


The article by Rojewski et al. is an important contribution to the literature regarding factors influencing smoking cessation and lung cancer but we believe that it also has substantial benefit in other areas of public health and clinical care (1). For many public health and clinical interventions, applicability criteria are insufficiently specific to allow careful targeting of intervention resources to those most likely to experience maximum benefit.