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Professor Mat Callister
Consultant in Respiratory Medicine at Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust and Honorary Professor at the University of Leeds
Earlier diagnosis of lung cancer
Professor Mat Callister, Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, is leading the ‘Leeds Lung Health Check’ mobile lung cancer screening trial. This innovative, research-led cancer service is helping to detect cancer at an early stage when treatment is more effective.
Lung cancer is the biggest cause of cancer-related death in Yorkshire where, each and every week 82 people are diagnosed with the disease and a further 58 families lose a loved one to it.
During the past four years, thousands of people living in the city have taken part in the Leeds Lung Health Check, which is funded by Yorkshire Cancer Research and offers scans to those referred by the GP because they are at highest risk of lung cancer.
Now the findings gathered as part of this huge clinical trial have contributed to the evidence needed to bring lung screening to people living across the whole country.