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Date:7/25/2014

consent form they choose. There is no standard information provided to patients regarding false positive results. The consent form used in the NLST is part of an accompanying fact sheet available online at ecog-acrin.org.

Other Findings
The study also found that there were no changes in the levels of anxiety or quality of life at one month or six months after screening for participants having an abnormal finding. “We measured at one month and six months because we expected that there would be greater anxiety and reduced quality of life initially, and that these feelings would subside over time,” said Gareen. Additionally, the results were no different whether participants received low-dose CT or CXR.

About ECOG-ACRIN
The ECOG-ACRIN Cancer Research Group is a multidisciplinary, membership-based scientific organization that designs and conducts biomarker-driven cancer research involving adults who have or are at risk of developing cancer. The Group was formed in May 2012 by a merger that combined the complementary strengths of the Eastern Cooperative Oncology Group (ECOG) in cancer therapy and the American College of Radiology Imaging Network (ACRIN) in cancer imaging. ECOG and ACRIN were two highly respected NCI-sponsored cancer cooperative groups. ECOG-ACRIN comprises nearly 650 member institutions in the United States and around the world. Approximately 6,000 physicians, translational scientists and associated research professionals from the member institutions are involved in Group research, which is organized into three scientific programs:

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