or Former Smokers Needed for Lung Cancer Screening Study at Emory
A L E N D A R L I S T I N G
Emory University is recruiting
current or former smokers to participate in a research study to determine
the best way to detect lung cancer, with an end goal of saving more
lives following diagnosis of the disease. The study, called the National
Lung Screening Trial (NLST), will compare two methods of detecting lung
cancer in healthy older individuals: computed tomography (CT), a form
of diagnostic imaging, and standard chest X-ray. Participants will be
randomly selected to receive either CT scans or X-rays to screen for
lung cancer. Screening will take place once a year for three years.
Current or former smokers
between the ages of 55-74 may be eligible for this research study. Participants
cannot have had any previous history of lung cancer, but patients with
emphysema, bronchitis or other smoking-related conditions will be accepted.
For more information or to find out if you qualify for this research
study, please contact Emory Health Connection at (404) 778-7777.