A study looking at new tests to find out the different causes of disease of the lining of the lungs

 mesothelioma / Posted 1 year ago

ORPHA:168811 Malignant peritoneal mesothelioma ORPHA:168816 Peritoneal cystic mesothelioma ORPHA:50251 Pleural mesothelioma

This study is looking at scans, blood tests and lung fluid tests to improve diagnosis for people with fluid in the lung lining (pleural effusion), or thickening of the lung lining.

  • Inclusion Criteria :
    • You can enter this study if you are under the care of the North Bristol Lung Service and you
    • Have fluid in the lining of your lung (pleural effusion) or thickening of the lining of the lung, and your doctor does not yet know the cause of this
    • Are either waiting to have a CT scan, or for the doctor to remove this fluid
    • Are willing to meet with the study team up until you have a diagnosis, or for 12 months, whichever is sooner
  • Exclusion Criteria : You cannot enter this study if you are pregnant or breastfeeding.
  • Study start date : 01/06/2008
  • Study end date : 31/12/2020
  • Wales-Based Study Contact : Not recruiting in Wales
  • Principal Investigator : Professor Nick Maskell

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