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Free CT Scans for Current and Former Smokers

Seeking participants for a lung cancer screening and research study

Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer mortality in the US, in large part due to the inability to diagnose it at earlier, more curable stages. A government-financed study recently reported that annual CT scans of current and former smokers reduced their risk of death from lung cancer by 20 percent. Low-dose CT scans of the chest can identify more lung cancers earlier than a chest x-ray.

The Comprehensive Thoracic Oncology Program at the Continuum Cancer Centers of New York is collaborating with the international Early Lung Cancer Action Program (IELCAP), an organization of approximately 70 international institutions that are pooling the data from their institutions to better understand the risks and benefits of CT scan screening for lung cancer.

We are offering FREE low-dose CT scans for asymptomatic smokers or former smokers age 50 and older who have at least a 10 pack-year smoking history with a physician referral. The referring physician will receive a CT scan report and recommendations for follow-up.

The CT scans will be scheduled at one of the 10 Mount Sinai Health System Radiology locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn.

Entry requirements

  • Age 50 years and older
  • Have smoked the equivalent of a pack a day for 10 years
  • Asymptomatic
  • Physician referral required

For further information contact:

Andy Nabong, Research Study Coordinator, RNabong@chpnet.org.

 

For enrollment, patients should call 212.636.3333

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