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Thursday, September 18, 2002
1:00 p.m. EDT
NCI Press Office
Fifty Thousand Current and Former Smokers Needed for National Lung Screening Trial
- Are current or former smokers ages 55 to 74
- Have never had lung cancer and have not had any cancer within the last five years (except some skin cancers or in situ cancers)
- Are not currently enrolled in any other cancer screening or cancer prevention trial
- Have not had a CT scan of the chest or lungs within the last 18 months.
Additionally, participants can receive referrals to smoking cessation programs if they are interested in quitting smoking.
For more information about NLST and to find the center nearest you:
- Call the National Cancer Institute's Cancer Information Service toll-free, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., at 1-800-4-CANCER (1-800-422-6237) for information in English or Spanish. The number for callers with TTY equipment is 1-800-332-8615.
- Log on to cancer.gov/NLST.
Additional materials related to NLST include:
National Lung Screening Trial Questions and Answers at http://newscenter.cancer.gov/pressreleases/NLSTQA.html
An interview with NLST scientists, a video news release on the launch of the trial, photos, stills, audio clips, and other materials related to NLST at http://newscenter.cancer.gov/BenchMarks/
The National Cancer Institute is a component of the National Institutes of Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. For more information about cancer, visit NCI's Web site at http://cancer.gov.
Attachment:National Lung Screening Trial Questions and Answers