The prostate, lung, colon, and ovarian (PLCO) cancer screening trial: Status and promise.

Author(s): Andriole GL,  Reding D,  Hayes RB,  Prorok PC,  Gohagan JK,  PLCO Steering Committee

Journal: Urol Oncol

Date: 2004 Jul-Aug

Major Program(s) or Research Group(s): EDRG, BRG, PLCO

PubMed ID: 15283897

PMC ID: not available

Abstract: The Prostate, Lung, Cancer, and Ovarian Cancer Screening Trial is a randomized, multicenter, study evaluating whether screening for prostate, lung, colon, and ovarian cancer will reduce cancer-specific mortality. More than 155,000 participants have been identified and will be monitored through 2015. A biorepository of screened individuals and control participants has been created. Together, the data derived from the intervention and control arms and material in the biorepository provide a valuable resource to allow identification and testing of novel biomarkers for human disease.