Protocol for the CHEST Australia Trial: a phase II randomised controlled trial of an intervention to reduce time-to-consult with symptoms of lung cancer

Sonya R Murray, Peter Murchie, Neil Campbell, Fiona M Walter, Danielle Mazza, Emily Habgood, Yvonne Kutzer, Andrew James Martin, Stephen Goodall, David John Barnes, Jon D Emery

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Abstract

Lung cancer is the most common cancer worldwide, with 1.3 million new cases diagnosed every year. It has one of the lowest survival outcomes of any cancer because over two-thirds of patients are diagnosed when curative treatment is not possible. International research has focused on screening and community interventions to promote earlier presentation to a healthcare provider to improve early lung cancer detection. This paper describes the protocol for a phase II, multisite, randomised controlled trial, for patients at increased risk of lung cancer in the primary care setting, to facilitate early presentation with symptoms of lung cancer.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1 - 8
Number of pages8
JournalBMJ Open
Volume5
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2015

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