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September 30, 2002


Current or Former Smokers Needed for Lung Cancer Screening Study at Emory University

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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.

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