International Lung Screen Trial (ILST)2018-12-13T04:29:43+00:00

International Lung Screen Trial (ILST)

Lung cancer kills more people than any other cancer in the world and in Australia.  This is often because lung cancer symptoms are not always apparent until the cancer is advanced and difficult to cure. As with breast and bowel cancer, screening (looking for lung cancer in people who do not have any symptoms) can reduce mortality as cancers can be detected at an earlier stage when it is easier to treat.  Lung cancer screening is done using non-contrast computed tomography (CT) scans.

The International Lung Screen Trial (ILST) is building on previous studies to test ways to increase the effectiveness of lung screening and is recruiting healthy, asymptomatic volunteers at high risk of lung cancer in Australia, Canada and Hong Kong.

The ILST is recruiting people who meet the following eligibility criteria:

  • Current smoker or former smoker (quit no more than 15 years ago)
  • Aged from 55 to 80
  • In good general health

If all three criteria apply to you, you may be eligible to participate in the ILST conducted at various international sites.

What is the ILST?

Interested individuals will be assessed for eligibility by the research team and invited to undergo a screening CT chest at baseline and after two years to look for lung nodules that might be cancer. Participants who have nodules that are suspicious for cancer will need further tests to make a diagnosis.

How can you apply?

If you live in Queensland and are interested, please send your name, contact number and address to the research team at The Prince Charles Hospital via or by phoning 07 3139 6632.

If you do not live in Queensland, you may be able to join ILST at another site.

ILST Sites – Australia
Queensland The Prince Charles Hospital
Ph: 07 3139 6632
Fax: 07 3139 4960
New South Wales St Vincent’s Hospital
Ph: 02 9355 5689
Fax: 61 2 9355 5735
Victoria Royal Melbourne Hospital
Ph: 0393424707
Fax: 03 9342 8195

Epworth Hospital
Ph: 03 9095 2437
Fax: 03 9899 9137

Western Australia Fiona Stanley Hospital
Ph: 1800 768 655
Fax: 08 6152 4520

Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
Ph: 1800 768 655
Fax: 08 6152 4520

ILST Sites – International
Hong Kong

Contact us

International Lung Screen Trial
 (07) 07 3139 6632

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