Lung Cancer Biomarkers and Screening

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Basic Trial Information

PhaseTypeStatusAgeSponsorProtocol IDs
No phase specifiedBiomarker/Laboratory analysis, Diagnostic, ScreeningActiveOver 50OtherCDR0000456198
NYU-H-8896-06-B, NCT00301119

Trial Description


RATIONALE: Screening tests that use biomarkers may help doctors find tumor cells early and plan effective treatment for lung cancer.

PURPOSE: This clinical trial is studying biomarkers in screening participants for lung cancer.

Further Study Information


  • Identify and validate biomarkers for the early detection of lung cancer in individuals at low- or high-risk for smoking-related cancers.
  • Identify preneoplastic cellular changes and lesions in these patients.

OUTLINE: Participants are stratified according to lung cancer risk status (with or without increased risk).

Group 1 (screening cohort): Participants complete a questionnaire and undergo pulmonary function testing, multidetector chest CT scan, sputum induction, and phlebotomy.

Group 2 (rule-out lung cancer): Participants complete the same questionnaire and undergo the same tests and scans as in group 1. Some participants may undergo fiberoptic bronchoscopy based upon CT scan results with transbronchial or endobronchial biopsies. Some participants may undergo lung resection. Tissue samples are collected from surgery or biopsy.

PROJECTED ACCRUAL: A total of participants will be accrued for this study.

Eligibility Criteria


  • Screening Cohort
  • At high- or low-risk for lung cancer
  • Smoking history ≥ 20 pack years*
  • With or without workplace exposure to asbestos
  • NOTE: * Participants with < 20 pack years of smoking are eligible if 50 years of age or older
  • Rule-Out Lung cancer group
  • Referred for evaluation of suspicious nodules with 1 of the following diagnoses:
  • Lung cancer
  • Nonmalignant nodules (control group)


  • Not pregnant
  • No prior malignancy except nonmelanoma skin cancer


  • Not specified

Trial Contact Information

Trial Lead Organizations/Sponsors

NYU Cancer Institute at New York University Medical Center

    William N. Rom, Principal Investigator
    William N Rom, MD, MPH
    Ph: 212-263-6479

    Trial Sites


    New York
    New York

    NYU Cancer Institute at New York University Medical Center

    William N. Rom, MD, MPH
    Ph: 212-263-6479

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    Link to the current record.
    NLM Identifier NCT00301119 processed this data on January 22, 2015

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