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ECLS Study

Early detection of Cancer of the Lung Scotland (ECLS)


ECLS Investigators meeting held on 18th July 2019.

UPDATE: Study results published 09.09.2019


The study has reached its 12,000 participant target.

This would not have been possible without volunteer contribution – THANK YOU!


We are no longer recruiting for the study.


Lung Cancer & The Facts

Lung cancer kills more people than any other cancer.  In Scotland 5000 people die from lung cancer every year.  This is because most cases are picked up at a later stage when the chance of cure is low.  This is often because there are few symptoms until the cancer has been growing for a long time.

EarlyCDT-Lung Test

A new blood test called EarlyCDT-Lung might be able to pick up very small lung cancers before they cause health problems. We want to find out if earlier detection may help save lives in the long term by following everyone who takes part for up to 10 years.  By taking part you can help us to find this out.  Find out more......

Meet The Team

The study researchers are from the Universities of Dundee, Strathclyde, Glasgow and Nottingham, the Tayside Clinical Trials Unit, NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, NHS Lanarkshire and NHS Tayside.  Meet the Team .....


Local Support Networks

Maggie’s provides emotional, practical and social support to people with cancer and their families and friends. All our services are free and you don’t need an appointment or a referral – you can just pop in for a cup of tea. 

Glasgow Maggie's Centre

Dundee Maggie's Centre

Lanarkshire Maggie's Centre