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Women Smokers Needed for Lung Cancer Early Detection Study

PHILADELPHIA (July 12, 2000) -- If you are a female smoker or former smoker and you meet the criteria below, you may qualify to enroll in an early detection study. The program includes a medical examination, blood and sputum tests, chest x-ray, low dose chest CT scan, and an examination of the lung airways. If caught early, lung cancer survival and cure rates are greatly improved.

To participate you must be a woman at least 25 years old with a significant smoking history, must be a current or recent smoker, must not be pregnant or breast feeding, and must not have received radiation therapy to the chest area or had chemotherapy within the past six months.

For more information regarding the Lung Cancer Early Detection Study, call 1-800-ENROLL-ME (1-800-367-6556).

Fox Chase Cancer Center, one of the nation's first comprehensive cancer centers designated by the National Cancer Institute in 1974, conducts basic and clinical research; programs of prevention, detection and treatment of cancer; and community outreach. For more information about Fox Chase activities, visit the Center's web site at:

Fox Chase Cancer Center, part of the Temple University Health System, is one of the leading cancer research and treatment centers in the United States. Founded in 1904 in Philadelphia as one of the nation’s first cancer hospitals, Fox Chase was also among the first institutions to be designated a National Cancer Institute Comprehensive Cancer Center in 1974. Fox Chase researchers have won the highest awards in their fields, including two Nobel Prizes. Fox Chase physicians are also routinely recognized in national rankings, and the Center’s nursing program has received the Magnet recognition for excellence four consecutive times. Today, Fox Chase conducts a broad array of nationally competitive basic, translational, and clinical research, with special programs in cancer prevention, detection, survivorship, and community outreach.  For more information, call 1-888-FOX CHASE or (1-888-369-2427).

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