Screening of Alberta Asbestos Exposed Workers for Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma
Asbestos defines a group of naturally occurring mineral silicate fibers which are easily
inhaled, resulting in a variety of diseases of the respiratory system including lung cancer
and malignant mesothelioma. Despite some advances in treatment, there has been little impact
on overall survival for both lung cancer and mesothelioma in the past 20 years in great part
because patients usually present with disease at an advanced and incurable stage. This study
aims to develop and implement a low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) screening approach for
lung cancer and mesothelioma in asbestos-exposed workers in Alberta.
View this trial on ClinicalTrials.gov
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