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.
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.
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.
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.
The BC Lung Screen Trial
The Gordon and Leslie Diamond Health Care Centre
Floor 7- 2775 Laurel Street
Vancouver, BC V6H 0A5