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Early Detection of Lung Cancer Study

PHILADELPHIA (April 23, 2001) -- Fox Chase Cancer Center is conducting a study to measure interest in the early detection of lung cancer among current and former smokers. The study involves a telephone interview and brief survey with a health educator.

To be eligible for the study, you must currently smoke at least 10 cigarettes a day for at least the past 10 years, or have formerly smoked at least 10 cigarettes a day for at least 10 years; and have no personal history of lung cancer.

Participants will receive information about a screening procedure being studied for early detection of lung cancer. Those interested in participating in this study are asked to call the study health educator toll-free at 1-866-717-1834.

Fox Chase Cancer Center, one of the nation's first comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute in 1974, conducts basic and clinical research; programs of prevention, detection and treatment of cancer; and community outreach. For more information about Fox Chase activities, visit the Center's web site at

Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of the Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are also routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has received the Magnet recognition for excellence four consecutive times. Today, Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach.  For more information, call 1-888-FOX CHASE or (1-888-369-2427).

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