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Clinical Research - The Summit Study
Posted on 12 Apr 2021
UPDATE AS AT 08.02.2021
THE STUDY HAS NOW CLOSED TO NEW PARTICIPANTS FROM SOUTH EAST LONDON AND WILL BE CLOSING FULLY FROM APRIL 2021. THE STUDY TEAM SAID:
"In April 2019 the SUMMIT Study (a lung cancer screening study using LDCT) began recruiting people in north central and east London who were aged between 55-77 and had a significant smoking history. Since that time, we have recruited over 12,000 people into the study, making it one of the largest screening research studies in Europe. This has been an extremely complex study to organise and we are immensely proud of this achievement. We are hugely grateful to both the clinical and non-clinical team members in the SUMMIT Study who have made it possible.
Recently produced data has confirmed that we have already found the SUMMIT Study methodology to be a highly effective way of detecting early-stage lung cancer. At this point, twice the number of cancers than expected in this time period have been detected and, importantly, most have been successfully treated. In effect, we have reached study end points faster than expected. We appreciate that this may be disappointing news as there will no longer be an opportunity for local patients to benefit from lung cancer screening via SUMMIT. We hope that our experiences and our research data feeds into the excellent work that is being done at a national level with targeted lung health checks taking place at a number of nationwide locations, and contributes to the longer-term considerations for a national lung cancer screening programme.
Thank you for your interest and support of the SUMMIT Study. We are sure it is playing an important role in improving future lung cancer diagnosis."
The surgery is participating in an exciting new piece of clinical research called the Summit Study.
The SUMMIT Study is a large-scale study involving 25,000 people aged 55-77 living in London and surrounding areas. The participants will be people who currently smoke or have smoked regularly in the past.
For more information on the study, including how to opt out of receiving an invitation, please click on the link below to be taken to our webpage on Clinical research: