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Early Cancer Detection Test - Lung Cancer Scotland (ECLS)

The safety and scientific validity of this study is the responsibility of the study sponsor and investigators. Listing a study does not mean it has been evaluated by the U.S. Federal Government. Read our disclaimer for details. Identifier: NCT01925625
Recruitment Status : Completed
First Posted : August 20, 2013
Last Update Posted : October 16, 2018
Information provided by (Responsible Party):
Stuart Schembri, University of Dundee

Brief Summary:
HYPOTHESIS In a high risk population the EarlyCDT-Lung test reduces the incidence of late stage tumours;3 / 4 / Unclassified (U) at diagnosis compared to normal clinical practice.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Lung Cancer Biological: Early CDT Lung blood test Not Applicable

Detailed Description:
AIMS To assess the effectiveness of EarlyCDT-Lung test in increasing early stage lung cancer detection, thereby reducing the rate of late stage (3 / 4 / U) presentation, compared to normal clinical practice; to assess the cost-effectiveness of EarlyCDT-Lung test compared to normal clinical practice; to assess the effectiveness of EarlyCDT-Lung test in reducing adverse outcomes including potential psychological and behavioural consequences.

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Actual Enrollment : 12210 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Screening
Official Title: Detection in Blood of Autoantibodies to Tumour Antigens as a Case-finding Method in Lung Cancer Using the EarlyCDT-Lung Test
Study Start Date : August 2013
Actual Primary Completion Date : August 31, 2018
Actual Study Completion Date : August 31, 2018

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MedlinePlus related topics: Lung Cancer

Arm Intervention/treatment
No Intervention: Control
participants monitored for 10 years for lung cancer incidence.
Active Comparator: Early CDT Lung Test
Early CDT lung blood test
Biological: Early CDT Lung blood test
The EarlyCDT-Lung Test is an early detection test designed to assist in lung cancer risk assessment and detection in the earliest stages of the disease.
Other Name: EarlyCDT-Lung test

Primary Outcome Measures :
  1. to assess the effectiveness of EarlyCDT-Lung test in reducing the incidence of patients with late-stage lung cancer at diagnosis, compared with standard clinical practice; [ Time Frame: 24 months ]
    difference at 24 months after randomisation, between the number of patients with stage 3, 4 or unclassified lung cancer at diagnosis in the intervention arm, and those in the control arm;

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Ages Eligible for Study:   50 Years to 75 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Participant is willing and able to give informed consent for participation in the study
  2. Male or female aged 50 years to 75 years
  3. Current or Ex-smoker with at least 20 year pack history
  4. or Less than 20 year pack history but with family history of lung cancer in a 1st degree relative (mother, father, sister, brother, child)
  5. ECOG Status: 0, 1 and 2 (Eastern Co-operative Oncology Group) Grade ECOG 0 Fully active, able to carry on all pre-disease performance without restriction 1 Restricted in physically strenuous activity but ambulatory and able to carry out work of a light or sedentary nature, e.g., light house work, office work 2 Ambulatory and capable of all self-care but unable to carry out any work activities. Up and about more than 50% of waking hours
  6. Geographical postal sectors of:

NHS Geographical Area Eligible Postcodes Tayside DD1 - DD11, PH1-PH3 , PH6-PH8, PH10, PH11, PH13, PH15 & PH16 Greater Glasgow & Clyde G1-G5, G11 -G15, G20-G22, G31-34, G40 -G46, G51- G53, G60-G62 &G64, G66 & G69, G72 & G73, G76-G78, G81-G83 PA1-PA8 (except PA6), PA11-PA16 & PA19

Exclusion Criteria:

  1. History of any cancer other than non-melanomatous skin cancer, cervical cancer in situ.
  2. Symptoms suggestive of lung cancer within past 6 months (haemoptysis, unintentional weight loss (at least 5% in preceding 6 months).
  3. Patients for whom the GP considers invitation to the study would cause undue distress.
  4. Patients with other terminal disease.
  5. Patients on prolonged / continuous use (> 3months) of cytotoxic/ immuno-suppressant drugs eg: Cyclophosphamide. Monotherapy using glucocorticoids/ steroids eg prednisolone is NOT an exclusion criteria.

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT01925625

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United Kingdom
NHS Tayside
Dundee, Tayside, United Kingdom, DD1 9SY
NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde
Glasgow, United Kingdom
NHS Lanarkshire
Wishaw, United Kingdom
Sponsors and Collaborators
Stuart Schembri
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Principal Investigator: Frank Sullivan, MbChB University of Dundee
Additional Information:
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):

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Responsible Party: Stuart Schembri, Consultant, University of Dundee Identifier: NCT01925625    
Other Study ID Numbers: 2013ON07
First Posted: August 20, 2013    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: October 16, 2018
Last Verified: October 2018
Individual Participant Data (IPD) Sharing Statement:
Plan to Share IPD: Undecided
Plan Description: paticipant activity nearing closure
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lung Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases