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Continuing Research and Collaboration With Worldwide Health-care Leaders Offers Additional Options for Screening.

The International Early Lung Cancer Action Program (I-ELCAP)

The Swedish Cancer Institute continues to partner with researchers at The Biodesign Institute at Arizona State University and Seattle Radiologists, coordinating a worldwide multi-institutional study called the International Early Lung Cancer Action Program (I-ELCAP).  This study uses low-dose spiral CT scanning technology to screen for lung cancer in current smokers or those with a history of smoking.  The mission of I-ELCAP is to enhance the capacity of worldwide health-care leaders to obtain sufficient information and improve cure rates for lung cancer and tobacco related diseases through integrated shared knowledge and clinical insights.

Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute  (FAMRI-IELCAP) Collaborative Network

I-ELCAP and Swedish Cancer Institute are also conducting a study on the health effects of secondhand smoke exposure.

Many non-smokers are regularly subjected to secondhand smoke.  I-ELCAP, Seattle Radiologists, and the Swedish Cancer Institute are conducting a study on the health effects of secondhand smoke exposure by using low-dose spiral CT scans of the chest.  Funded by a grant from the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute, this research and clinical program is designed for the early detection of diseases related to secondhand smoke, including emphysema and lung cancer.

If you are interested in learning more about these research trials you can call 206-386-6800, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.