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The Yorkshire Lung Screening Trial: Biomarker study

Detecting lung cancer through screening saves lives. 

The Yorkshire Lung Screening Trial (YLST) will test community-based lung cancer screening in mobile vans across Leeds to work out who would most benefit from screening. 

The aim is to maximise this valuable opportunity by taking a blood sample when people attend the mobile vans for their scan to look for signs of lung cancer and address the following important questions:

  • Can a blood test more accurately determine who should have a scan?
  • Can a blood test be used to detect lung cancer earlier?
  • Can a blood test improve the performance of scans?

Lead researcher

Professor Matthew Callister

Consultant Respiratory Physician, University of Leeds

Professor Philip Crosbie

Senior Clinical Lecturer & Consultant in Respiratory Medicine, University of Manchester

Every 17 minutes someone is diagnosed with cancer in Yorkshire

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