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Volume 2, Number 1 ----- Spring/Summer 1999


Because You Asked


When will we know results from the PLCO trial?

NCI is as anxious as participants are to learn the important results of the PLCO trial. Unfortunately, NCI will not have final screening results from the PLCO trial for many years. Good science cannot be rushed. Clinical trials take time to design, conduct, and analyze. The PLCO trial is a particularly lengthy trial for three reasons:

By following this careful research design, NCI ensures that when the results are analyzed and announced, PLCO participants and the medical community will be able to trust the results. As the years progress and as results are produced, we will be sure to share them with you.