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Trial record 3 of 630 for:    lung neoplasms AND (woman OR women OR female)

Computed Tomography for Early Detection of Cancer in Women Who Are at Risk for Lung Cancer

This study has been completed.
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Information provided by:
New York University School of Medicine Identifier:
First received: March 3, 2001
Last updated: March 25, 2011
Last verified: March 2011

RATIONALE: Imaging procedures such as computed tomography may improve the ability to detect lung cancer earlier.

PURPOSE: Screening and diagnostic study of computed tomography in women who are at risk for lung cancer.

Condition Intervention
Lung Cancer
Other: bronchoalveolar lavage
Other: screening questionnaire administration
Other: sputum cytology
Procedure: bronchoscopic and lung imaging studies
Procedure: bronchoscopy
Procedure: computed tomography
Procedure: study of high risk factors

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Primary Purpose: Screening
Official Title: Prevention and Early Detection of Lung Cancer in Women

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Further study details as provided by New York University School of Medicine:

Study Start Date: September 1999
Primary Completion Date: December 2001 (Final data collection date for primary outcome measure)
Detailed Description:


  • Determine the ability of computed tomography (CT) to detect early lung parenchymal abnormalities in women at high risk for lung cancer.
  • Determine the number of abnormal findings detected by CT that develop into lung cancer in these patients.
  • Correlate these abnormalities with the presence of K-ras and p53 mutations in the sputum and bronchoalveolar lavage in these patients.
  • Develop and implement appropriate educational materials regarding lung cancer in women and provide referrals to other programs, such as smoking cessation programs.

OUTLINE: Patients complete a questionnaire at baseline to assess demographics, medical history, smoking history, menopausal status, estrogen therapy, and diet.

Patients then undergo a low-dose computed tomography (CT) scan without contrast. Patients with normal CT results undergo additional CT scans every 12 months.

Patients with abnormal CT results undergo a diagnostic CT scan (in the absence of prior studies). Patients with indeterminate nodules (less than 5 mm in size) undergo surveillance CT studies within 3-4 months. If nodules remain unchanged in size, patients undergo additional surveillance CT studies at 6 months and 1 year. Patients with lung parenchymal abnormalities on CT suspicious for malignancy undergo a bronchoscopy with biopsy and bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL). Patients with abnormal CT scan(s) and negative BAL for p53 and/or K-ras mutations or normal histology and positive BAL for K-ras and/or p53 mutations undergo additional CT scans at 6 months and 1 year. Patients with biopsy-proven malignancy after bronchoscopy are referred for definitive treatment.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 500 patients will be accrued for this study.


Ages Eligible for Study:   18 Years and older   (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Female
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   No


  • Women who currently smoke or have smoking history of at least a 30 pack year

    • Pack year is defined by the number of pack(s) of cigarettes per day times the number of years of smoking
  • No history of prior lung cancer



  • Over 18

Performance status:

  • ECOG 0-2

Life expectancy:

  • Not specified


  • Not specified


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  • Not specified


  • Not pregnant or nursing
  • Fertile patients must use effective contraception
  • No prior cancer within the past 5 years except basal cell or superficial skin cancer or carcinoma in situ of the cervix


Biologic therapy

  • Not specified


  • Not specified

Endocrine therapy

  • Not specified


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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00012103

United States, New York
NYU School of Medicine's Kaplan Comprehensive Cancer Center
New York, New York, United States, 10016
Sponsors and Collaborators
New York University School of Medicine
National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Study Chair: Abraham Chachoua, MD New York University School of Medicine
  More Information Identifier: NCT00012103     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: CDR0000068484
P30CA016087 ( US NIH Grant/Contract Award Number )
Study First Received: March 3, 2001
Last Updated: March 25, 2011

Keywords provided by New York University School of Medicine:
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 April 26, 2017