NCI launches largest-ever lung cancer screening trial
WHAT: Telephone press conference discussing the launch of the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), the largest-ever lung cancer screening study, which is seeking 50,000 current and former adult smokers across the United States. NLST will determine if screening people with either spiral CT or chest X-ray before they have symptoms can reduce deaths from lung cancer. Currently, there is no lung cancer screening test that has been proven to save lives.
Replay of the teleconference will be available. A video news release (VNR) and B-roll are available via satellite.
WHEN: Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2002 at 1 p.m. EDT
WHO: John K. Gohagan, Ph.D., chief, NCI Early Detection Research Group, NLST co-principal investigator Denise Aberle, M.D., professor and chief of Thoracic Imaging, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), NLST co-principal investigator Harmon Eyre, M.D., chief medical officer and executive vice president for research and cancer control of the American Cancer Society
Also available at time of teleconference Kathleen Brown, M.D., professor of Clinical Radiology, David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA, to address lung cancer in the African American population Rodolfo C. Morice, M.D., professor of Pulmonary Medicine, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, to address Spanish-language inquiries
HOW: Dial 1-800-992-7413.
Ask for the "NLST Media Teleconference" held by NCI.
Digital replay of the teleconference will be available through Sept. 27, at midnight, by calling 1-800-839-0860.
Replay access code is 1147.
SATELLITE FEED OF VNR AND B-ROLL: First feed: 9/18/02 1:30-1:45 p.m. EDT Second feed: 9/19/02 10:15-10:30 a.m. EDT Both feeds on C-Band Telstar 5, Transponder 15, DL 4000 Audio: 6.2 and 6.8