A Phase IIb Trial of Pulmicort Turbuhaler (Budesonide)
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Studies in animals suggest that inhaled budesonide may prevent the occurrence of lung cancer. We conducted a clinical trial to determine the effects of inhaled budesonide in smokers who had precancerous lesions in the breathing tubes (i.e. bronchial dysplasia.
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Ages Eligible for Study:
40 Years and older (Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:
age > 40 years; smoking history of 30 pack-years or more; normal organ function; sputum atypia
general debility that would prevent completion of 6 month follow-up; existing cancer diagnosis