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CHEST Australia: reducing time to consult in primary care with symptoms of lung cancer. [ 2014 - 2018 ]

Also known as: CHEST Australia

Research Grant

[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/nhmrc/1064121]

Researchers: Prof Jon Emery (Principal investigator) ,  Dr Andrew Martin Dr Fiona Walter Dr Neil Campbell Dr Peter Murchie
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Brief description Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in Australia and the second commonest cause of all deaths in men. Earlier, timely diagnosis could be a critical factor in improving lung cancer outcomes as many people present with late stage disease having had symptoms for a long time. This trial tests a novel nurse-led intervention in general practice aimed at promoting earlier consulting by people at higher risk of lung cancer when they develop chest symptoms.

Funding Amount $AUD 913,227.01

Funding Scheme Project Grants

Notes Standard Project Grant

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