What is UKLS?

The United Kingdom Lung Cancer Screening (UKLS) trial is a study of lung cancer screening in the UK. We aim to recruit 4,000 people in the first stage of the trial, and continue to a total of 32,000. If the results of our trial show that CT scanning of the lungs in healthy people is worthwhile then, in the future, CT scanning may be used throughout the country for lung cancer screening. This would be similar to the breast, cervical and bowel cancer screening programmes used today.

The trial is co-ordinated by the Liverpool Cancer Trials Unit (LCTU). It is funded by the Department of Health - Health Technology Assessment Programme.