This trial is active, not recruiting.

Condition lung cancer
Treatments bronchoscopic and lung imaging studies, comparison of screening methods, computed tomography, radiography, study of high risk factors
Sponsor National Cancer Institute (NCI)
Start date August 2000
Trial identifier NCT00006382, CDR0000068258, NCI-LUNG, NCI-P00-0171


RATIONALE: New imaging procedures such as spiral CT may improve the ability to detect lung cancer in patients who are at high risk for the disease.

PURPOSE: Randomized clinical trial to compare the effectiveness of a spiral CT scan with that of a chest x-ray in detecting lung cancer in patients who are at high risk for the disease.

United States No locations recruiting
Other countries No locations recruiting

Study Design

Primary purpose screening

Eligibility Criteria

Male or female participants from 55 years up to 74 years old.

DISEASE CHARACTERISTICS: See General Eligibility Criteria PATIENT CHARACTERISTICS: Age: 55 to 74 Patients with a cigarette smoking history of at least 30 pack-years Current smoker OR Smoker who has quit smoking within the past 10 years No known prior history of lung cancer PRIOR CONCURRENT THERAPY: No concurrent therapy for any cancer except nonmelanomatous skin cancer No prior removal of any portion of the lungs No concurrent participation in other cancer screening trial, including PLCO No concurrent participation in a primary cancer prevention trial other than a smoking cessation trial

Additional Information

Official title Lung Screening Study
Description OBJECTIVES: I. Compare the efficacy of screening spiral CT scan and screening chest x-ray in detecting lung cancer in current or former smokers at high risk for lung cancer. OUTLINE: This is a randomized, multicenter study of lung cancer screening. Patients are randomized to one of two screening arms. Arm I: Patients undergo one spiral CT scan. Arm II: Patients undergo one chest x-ray. Patients and their primary care physicians are notified of test results within 3 weeks of the exam. PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of 3,000 participants (1,500 per screening arm) will be accrued for this study at six screening centers (500 per center) by October 31, 2000.
Trial information was received from ClinicalTrials.gov and was last updated in April 2015.
Information provided to ClinicalTrials.gov by National Cancer Institute (NCI).