The prostate, lung, colon, and ovarian (PLCO) cancer screening trial: Status and promise.
Andriole GL, Reding D, Hayes RB, Prorok PC, Gohagan JK, PLCO Steering Committee
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.