The Lung Cancer Screening Program

Early lung-cancer screening can save lives. Jefferson Health’s Comprehensive Lung Cancer Program provides people who are at risk for developing lung cancer, such as current and former smokers, with personalized testing and sophisticated care based on the latest research findings.

At Jefferson Health we use low-dose computed tomography (CT) scanning to identify possible signs of lung cancer. CT scans merge X-ray views from different angles, producing a two-dimensional, cross-sectional image of your lungs. This approach is significantly more effective than conventional x-rays in finding signs of cancer early, when it is easiest to treat.

Jefferson Health’s lung cancer screening team includes board-certified specialists from such fields as radiology, medical oncology, pulmonary medicine, thoracic surgery, and radiation oncology. As a Jefferson patient, you will benefit from the combined expertise of our highly qualified team members.

Because of our expertise and results, Jefferson Health has been named a Lung Screening Center of Excellence by the national Lung Cancer Alliance.

Jefferson Health is committed to offering our patients comprehensive, downtown-quality cancer screening and treatment choices in a convenient, comfortable, and reassuring neighborhood-hospital setting.

Teresa Giamboy, DNP, CRNP, CCRN, CTTS-M
Administrative Director, Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center – Torresdale
Director, Lung Cancer Program
Thoracic Surgery Nurse Practitioner

Teresa is a board-certified nurse practitioner and a certified master tobacco treatment specialist trained in caring for patients requiring thoracic surgery, lung cancer screening and tobacco dependence treatment.

Hajar Muhammad, DNP, FNP-C, NCCTP
Thoracic Surgery Nurse Practitioner
Lung Cancer Screening Program Coordinator

Dr. Hajar Muhammad is a board certified doctoral prepared family nurse practitioner who joined the Jefferson team in 2019. She is also nationally certified tobacco treatment practice specialist who is trained in caring for patients requiring thoracic surgery amongst other procedures, lung cancer screening and tobacco counseling.

Elizabeth Thornton, BSN, CTTS-M
Thoracic Oncology Nurse Navigator

As the thoracic oncology nurse navigator and a certified tobacco treatment specialist, Beth provides individualized assistance and education for a customized plan of care, encompassing lung cancer screening and tobacco dependence treatment specialties.

Marta A. Poznanska MSN-Ed, RN-BC, NCTTP
Thoracic Oncology Nurse Navigator

Marta A. Poznanska MSN-Ed, RN-BC, NCTTP is a Thoracic/Oncology Nurse Navigator with Master’s degree in Nursing Education. She is certified in Cardiovascular Nursing and Tobacco Counseling. As a Nurse Navigator Marta provides care across all aspects of care continuum, including lung cancer screening, diagnosis, plan of care, treatment and follow up. She is bilingual in English and Polish.