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 www.fccc.edu.
Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of 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 also was among the first institutions to receive the National Cancer Institute’s prestigious comprehensive cancer center designation in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has achieved Magnet status for excellence three consecutive times. Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research and oversees programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach. For more information, call 1-888-FOX-CHASE (1-888-369-2427).