The BC Lung Screen Trial
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in British Columbia, but screening can detect lung cancer when the disease is still in the early stages. The BC Lung Screen Trial provides lung cancer screening to BC residents who meet certain eligibility criteria. To be eligible, participants must:
- Be 55 to 80 years of age
- Be a current or former smoker
- Have smoked for 20 years or more
If you or someone you know meets these criteria, they may be eligible for lung cancer screening through the BC Lung Screen Trial. Interested individuals can contact the BC Lung Screen Trial team today.
Sign up online: https://www.bclungscreentrial.com/home
About the Study
As part of this study, participants will receive a lung function test, blood test, and free smoking cessation counselling through the QuitNow program. Participants who are at high risk for lung cancer will also be offered a low-radiation CT scan to search the lungs for the signs of lung cancer, as well as other lung diseases including emphysema/COPD. Participants will also receive information on their heart health as part of the CT scan.
The BC Lung Screen Trial offers comprehensive treatment for those diagnosed with lung cancer and other lung conditions through the study by their world-class team of interventional pulmonologists, radiologists, and thoracic surgeons.
Location: The BC Lung Screen Trial is based at the Vancouver General Hospital, the Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre, and the BC Cancer Vancouver Centre.