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The DANTE Trial. A Randomized Study on Lung Cancer Screening With Low-Dose Spiral Computed Tomography

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: NCT00420862
Recruitment Status : Terminated
First Posted : January 11, 2007
Last Update Posted : January 11, 2007
Lega Italiana per la Lotta contro i Tumori
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Istituto Clinico Humanitas

Brief Summary:
High survival rates have been reported for screen-detected Stage I lung cancer patients, but there are concerns about the potential biases of uncontrolled studies. DANTE is a prospective randomized controlled trial exploring the effects of screening with LDCT on lung-cancer-specific mortality, and on the prevalence and incidence rates of lung cancer, stage distribution and resectability rates in a selected high-risk population. The prevalence of a set of biomarkers in sputum and blood samples is also being determined.

Condition or disease Intervention/treatment Phase
Lung Cancer Procedure: Spiral Computed Tomography Phase 3

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Study Type : Interventional  (Clinical Trial)
Enrollment : 2400 participants
Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: None (Open Label)
Primary Purpose: Screening
Study Start Date : June 2001
Study Completion Date : February 2010

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Ages Eligible for Study:   60 Years to 74 Years   (Adult, Older Adult)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   Male
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Male sex
  • Age 60-74 years
  • smokers of more than 20 cigarettes/day for at least 20 years (actual smokers or ex-smokers from no more than 10 years)

Exclusion Criteria:

  • severe cardiopathy
  • advanced BPCO with chronic hypoxaemia (rest SatO2 < 94%)
  • chronic severe renal insufficiency
  • hypertension not controlled with drugs
  • type 2 diabetes or other severe systemic disease
  • severe previous cerebrovascular lesions with permanent invalidity (not self-sufficient).
  • severe vascular lesions with repeated ictus, trophic lesions, or limb loss, if actual smoker
  • Dementia, psychosis, severe depression or maniac-depressive syndrome
  • actual or precedent neoplasia, excepted skin tumor not-melanoma or scaly cells laryngeal and buccal cavity tumor, N0, recovered from more than 10 years or other tumors recovered from more than 10 years
  • transplantation less than 5 years or with rejection episodes in the last 2 years
  • unable subjects

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Please refer to this study by its identifier (NCT number): NCT00420862

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Istituto Clinico Humanitas
Rozzano, MI, Italy, 20089
Sponsors and Collaborators
Istituto Clinico Humanitas
Lega Italiana per la Lotta contro i Tumori
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Principal Investigator: Gianni Ravasi, MD Istituto Clinico Humanitas
Publications automatically indexed to this study by Identifier (NCT Number):
Layout table for additonal information Identifier: NCT00420862    
Other Study ID Numbers: DANTE
First Posted: January 11, 2007    Key Record Dates
Last Update Posted: January 11, 2007
Last Verified: January 2007
Keywords provided by Istituto Clinico Humanitas:
Lung neoplasms
Early diagnosis
Spiral Computed Tomography
Randomized Controlled Trial
Additional relevant MeSH terms:
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Lung Neoplasms
Respiratory Tract Neoplasms
Thoracic Neoplasms
Neoplasms by Site
Lung Diseases
Respiratory Tract Diseases