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Lung Cancer Early Detection Study

If you smoke, you are at a higher risk for developing lung cancer — the most common cause of cancer death among men and women. However, early detection can significantly improve treatment and lead to better outcomes. MD Anderson has launched a historic study aimed at improving lung screening methods — ultimately, saving countless lives.

We are asking for long-term current or former smokers who fit the following criteria to participate in the lung cancer early detection study:

  • Men and women between 55-74 years of age with a 30 pack-year history of smoking (a pack year is equal to smoking a pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years or 2 packs of cigarettes a day for 15 years)


  • 50 years of age or older, have a 20 pack-year history of smoking, and have an additional risk factor (contact with radon or asbestos, had other lung diseases, have a family history of lung cancer, etc.)


  • Current smokers and former smokers (who have quit smoking within the previous 15 years)
  • Willing to answer some questions and provide blood samples for the study

Participants will receive free low-dose CT scan that may be able to detect earlier the presence of lung cancer. Other study benefits include complementary parking and gift card compensation.

Why Choose MD Anderson Cancer Center?

As one of the nation’s top cancer centers, MD Anderson offers the highest level of expertise and care in lung cancer. Our multidisciplinary approach includes world-renowned experts in lung cancer diagnosis, state-of-the-art equipment, and the most-advanced treatments — ensuring the best clinical practice.

Moon Shots Program

Lung cancer is part of MD Anderson's Moon Shots Program, an ambitious effort to reduce cancer deaths.

Contact us

For more information and study requirements, call 855-894-0146.