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Early Cancer detection test – Lung cancer Scotland

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For media enquiries in please contact:

In Tayside

    Mr Roddy Isles
    Tel: 01382 384910
    r.isles@dundee.ac.uk

In Glasgow

    Mr Stuart Forsyth
    Tel: 0141 201 4429
    NHSGGC Press Office

 

RECENT SCIENTIFIC PUBLICATIONS

Lung cancer screening: Does pulmonary nodule detection affect a range of smoking behaviours?

Clark et al. Journal of Public Health (2018)

 

Lung cancer CT screening: psychological responses in the presence and absence of pulmonary nodules.

Clark et al. Lung Cancer (2018) 124: 160-167.

https://doi.org/10.1016/j.lungcan.2018.08.001

 

Serum and blood based biomarkers for lung cancer screening: a systematic review

Chu et al. BMC Cancer (2018) 18:181
DOI 10.1186/s12885-018-4024-3

https://bmccancer.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12885-018-4024-3

 

Detection in blood of autoantibodies to tumour antigens as a case-finding method in lung cancer using the EarlyCDT®-Lung Test (ECLS): study protocol for a randomized controlled trial

Sullivan et al. BMC Cancer (2017) 17:187
DOI 10.1186/s12885-017-3175-y

https://bmccancer.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12885-017-3175-y

 

Piloting electronic screening forms in primary care: findings from a mixed methods study to identify patients eligible for low dose CT lung cancer screening

O’Brien et al. BMC Family Practice (2017) 18:95
DOI 10.1186/s12875-017-0666-5

https://bmcfampract.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s12875-017-0666-5

 

Factors influencing the decision to attend screening for cancer in the UK: a meta-ethnography of qualiative research

Young et al (2017) Jounral of Public Health

https://doi.org/10.1093/pubmed/fdx026

 

Exploring recruitment barriers and facilitators in early cancer detection trials: the use of pre-trial focus groups

das Nair et al (2014)

https://trialsjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1745-6215-15-98

 

RECENT SCIENTIFIC PRESENTATIONS AND ABSTRACTS

 

FRIDAY, 25th JAN 2019Tayside Cancer Research Symposium

The second Tayside Cancer Research Symposium will be happening on Friday 25th January 2019 from 12.30 - 16.30 in the Wolfson Lecture Theatre at Ninewells Hospital.

The programme will be distributed later in the year.

 

An RCT of the Detection of Autoantibodies to Tumor Antigens in Lung Cancer Using the EarlyCDT-Lung Test in Scotland (ECLS) in 12208 Study Subjects

Sullivan et al (2017)

https://www.jto.org/article/S1556-0864(16)32772-1/abstract

 

A Randomised Controlled Study of Lung Cancer Screening in Scotland Using the Detection of Autoantibodies to Tumour Antigens (EarlyCDT-Lung Test)

Dorward A et al (2016)

http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/thoraxjnl-2016-209333.138

 

SUNDAY 6th MAY 2016

NHS Lanarkshire

Smokers help study into pioneering lung cancer test... Read more

TUESDAY 19th APRIL 2016

Daily Mail

Revolutionary test could save the lives... Read more

FRIDAY 4th AUGUST 2015

The Times:

Blood test detects eight out of ten with lung cancer..... Read more

Scottish Daily Mail:

Lung cancer hope as blood test proves 80pc accurate ...... Read More

WEDNESDAY 24th September 2014

BBC:

Early lung cancer diagnosis saved study test volunteer... Read More

WEDNESDAY 24th September 2014

Evening Telegraph:

A woman discovered she had a tumour lurking in her lung — while taking part in an experimental research project at Dundee University. Read More

WEDNESDAY 6TH NOVEMBER 2013

NHS INFORM

This November 2013, Sir Alex Ferguson joins Healthier Scotland and NHS Scotland to raise awareness that lung cancer isn’t what it used to be, and that it is worthwhile to see your GP with any signs or symptoms that you are worried about.  Read More

WEDNESDAY 6TH NOVEMBER 2013

DAILY RECORD

Sir Alex Ferguson backs hard-hitting lung cancer campaign.  The 71-year-old spoke exclusively to the Record about his grief at losing his dad Alexander and mum Elizabeth from the disease as he backed a £30million Government campaign.  Read More

MONDAY 16th SEPTEMBER 2013

BBC NEWS

People at highest risk of lung cancer, such as smokers, have been urged to take part in a trial of a new blood test which could detect the disease at an earlier stage.  Read More

THE COURIER

Health Secretary Alex Neil said: “I would encourage people who are invited to take part in the study to do so as it is important that we have sufficient people involved to make the results valid."  Read More

HERALD SCOTLAND

Thousands of people are being sought to trial a blood test that could detect lung cancer at an earlier stage.  Read More

WEST LOTHIAN COURIER

The disease could be detected months or even years earlier than it would otherwise be diagnosed, researchers say.  Read More

THE SCOTMAN

Up to 10,000 people will be invited to take part in the study, with half of those who sign up randomly selected to take the test. Researchers will then track what happens to everyone in the study for ten years.  Read More

GLASGOW EVENING TIMES

Health Secretary Alex Neil said: "By diagnosing lung cancer at its earliest possible stage, we stand a better chance of being able to treat it successfully, using less aggressive treatments and improving life expectancy.  Read More

GUERNSEY PRESS

The Scottish Government aims to increase the early detection of cancer by 25%.  Read More

 

 

SCOTSMAN, TUESDAY 22nd JANUARY 2013

A SIMPLE blood test developed by Scottish scientists can detect cancerous lumps five years earlier than current systems, it was revealed yesterday.  Read More

BBC NEWS, FRIDAY 23rd MARCH 2012

Ten thousand smokers in Scotland are to take part in a trial screening programme for lung cancer.  Read More

SCOTTISH GOVERNMENT, SATURDAY 11th MARCH 2012

The scheme will test smokers who are at highest risk of developing lung cancer in order to improve early detection.  Read More