Dr. Henschke explains her motivation for learning new methods to detect lung cancer.
Well, that’s probably a long, complicated question, but as I am in imaging and as CT scanners developed and as we had questions, well, how do you, what do you do for this finding? It became clear to me, and to others, that it’s all a group of us working, that it could, it would be useful for CT screening, and then as we started to do our project, I saw that we could find these small, early lung cancers and that we could save lives, and that is a very powerful incentive.
About Dr. Henschke, M.D., Ph.D.:
Dr. Claudia Ingrid Henschke, M.D., Ph.D., M.S., is an Attending Radiologist at New York-Presbyterian Hospital and Professor of Radiology in Cardiothoracic Surgery at Weill Cornell Medical School. She is a clinical expert in percutaneous fine needle lung biopsies and thoracic radiology and board certified in Diagnostic Radiology. Dr. Henschke received her master’s degree from Southern Methodist University, her Ph.D. from the University of Georgia, and medical degree from Howard University College of Medicine.