Detection of early lung cancer.

  title={Detection of early lung cancer.},
  author={Joanna C Porter and Stephen G. Spiro},
  volume={55 Suppl 1},
Background. The Early Lung Cancer Action Project (ELCAP) is designed to evaluate baseline and annual repeat screening by low-radiation-dose computed tomography (low-dose CT) in people at high risk of lung cancer. We report the baseline experience. Methods. ELCAP has enrolled 1000 symptom-free volunteers, aged 60 years or older, with at least 10 pack-years of cigarette smoking and no previous cancer, who were medically fit to undergo thoracic surgery. After a structured interview and informed… CONTINUE READING