Overview

The Liverpool Lung Project (LLP) began in 1998 with the aim of enabling detection of lung cancer at an earlier and more treatable stage. The study has two arms, a case-control study (comparing known cases with recruits who are free from cancer) and a population cohort (all of whom are cancer-free at the time of recruitment).

Project Management together with Research Nurses provide study support by co-ordinating the identification, consent and recruitment of hospital cohorts and surgical cases at Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital (LHCH), Aintree NHS Trust and Whiston and St Helens Trust. In 2006, we reached the targeted recruitment of the population cohort and continue to follow-up a proportion of the LLP “high risk” cohort.

The recruitment and follow-up of our study volunteers has enabled the methodical collection of clinical and lifestyle data together with samples of blood, sputum, buccal, breath and tissue to support our researchers and includes the development of the LLP Risk Model for the early detection of lung cancer. This risk model has also been translated into traditional Chinese and both are available via the internet. www.mylungrisk.org

In 2007, we began the piloting of the LLP Risk Model within the Primary Care settings of Knowsley and Sefton, a COPD cohort at the Royal Liverpool & Broadgreen Hospitals University Trust and within the Chinese community of Liverpool, based across four participating GP practices.

CONTACTS

Professor John K. Field
Research Director

Tel:  0151 794 9113

J.K.Field@liverpool.ac.uk

Dr Triantafillos Liloglou
Lecturer, Biomarkers and Clinical Resources Group

Tel:  0151 794 9121

T.Liloglou@liverpool.ac.uk

Janet Farley (job share with Gaynor Hunt)
Study Co-ordinator

Tel:   0151 794 9107

j.e.farley@liverpool.ac.uk
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