Small cell lung cancer / Posted 12 months ago
LUCID: A study looking at breath samples to find out if these can help to diagnose lung cancer
This study is for people who have been referred for tests because they might have lung cancer.
Researchers would like to develop a test to pick up lung cancer at an earlier stage. This way, more people could have a chance of successful treatment.
Research has shown that cells inside the body make substances that end up in the lungs. These substances are then breathed out. Researchers think that the substances may be different if a person has lung cancer.
This study will look at biomarkers in a person’s breath. Biomarkers are substances in the body that can be measured. Some biomarkers can help doctors to diagnose cancer, predict whether a treatment will work and show whether treatment is working.
The aims of this study are to
- learn more about the different biomarkers in breath
- find out if breath can be used to help detect lung cancer earlier