Grant ID RP160834
Awarded On May 18, 2016
Title Integrated-cavity-enhanced pre-screening for lung cancer
Program Academic Research
Award Mechanism High Impact/High Risk
Institution/Organization Texas A&M University
Principal Investigator/Program Director Vladislav Yakovlev
Cancer Sites Lung and Bronchus
Contracted Amount $200,000
Lay Summary

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer mortality in the United States. Early diagnosis is documented to lead to significantly higher rates of patients’ survival. Only 15% of lung cancer cases are diagnosed this way. Currently, most medical practices use plain film PA and lateral chest x-ray as a screening method. However, the sensitivity and specificity of these plain films are poor, especially for early stage disease. Data suggests Computed Tomography (CT) is cost effective over time as a screening modality but acceptance has been slow due to initial higher cost and concerns over increased dosage of ionizing radiation. Widespread use of CT scanning has been shown to result in an increas...

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