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Lung Screening Study

This study has been completed.
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National Cancer Institute (NCI) Identifier:
First received: October 4, 2000
Last updated: May 1, 2015
Last verified: June 2010

RATIONALE: New imaging procedures such as spiral CT may improve the ability to detect lung cancer in patients who are at high risk for the disease.

PURPOSE: Randomized clinical trial to compare the effectiveness of a spiral CT scan with that of a chest x-ray in detecting lung cancer in patients who are at high risk for the disease.

Condition Intervention
Lung Cancer Procedure: bronchoscopic and lung imaging studies Procedure: comparison of screening methods Procedure: computed tomography Procedure: radiography Procedure: study of high risk factors

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Screening
Official Title: Lung Screening Study

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Further study details as provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):

Study Start Date: August 2000
Study Completion Date: December 2002
Detailed Description:

OBJECTIVES: I. Compare the efficacy of screening spiral CT scan and screening chest x-ray in detecting lung cancer in current or former smokers at high risk for lung cancer.

OUTLINE: This is a randomized, multicenter study of lung cancer screening. Patients are randomized to one of two screening arms. Arm I: Patients undergo one spiral CT scan. Arm II: Patients undergo one chest x-ray. Patients and their primary care physicians are notified of test results within 3 weeks of the exam.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 3,000 participants (1,500 per screening arm) will be accrued for this study at six screening centers (500 per center) by October 31, 2000.


Ages Eligible for Study:   55 Years to 74 Years   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: See General Eligibility Criteria

PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 55 to 74 Patients with a cigarette smoking history of at least 30 pack-years Current smoker OR Smoker who has quit smoking within the past 10 years No known prior history of lung cancer

PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: No concurrent therapy for any cancer except nonmelanomatous skin cancer No prior removal of any portion of the lungs No concurrent participation in other cancer screening trial, including PLCO No concurrent participation in a primary cancer prevention trial other than a smoking cessation trial

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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00006382

United States, Alabama
University of Alabama Comprehensive Cancer Center
Birmingham, Alabama, United States, 35294
United States, District of Columbia
Vincent T. Lombardi Cancer Research Center, Georgetown University
Washington, District of Columbia, United States, 20007
United States, Michigan
Henry Ford Hospital
Detroit, Michigan, United States, 48202
United States, Minnesota
University of Minnesota Cancer Center
Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States, 55455
United States, Missouri
Washington University School of Medicine
Saint Louis, Missouri, United States, 63110
United States, Wisconsin
Marshfield Clinic
Marshfield, Wisconsin, United States, 54449
Sponsors and Collaborators
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: John K. Gohagan, PhD, FACE National Cancer Institute (NCI)
  More Information

Publications: Identifier: NCT00006382     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000068258
Study First Received: October 4, 2000
Last Updated: May 1, 2015

Keywords provided by National Cancer Institute (NCI):
non-small cell lung cancer
small cell lung cancer

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Lung Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases processed this record on September 21, 2017