The Legacy Lung Screening and Smoking Cessation Project

The Legacy Lung Screening and Smoking Cessation Project is for current smokers. It is a clinical and research program funded by a grant from The American Legacy Foundation that studies smoking cessation techniques in the context of CT screening for the detection of lung cancer and other tobacco-related diseases. These diseases include chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cardiac disease and lung cancer.

Who is eligible?

If you are a current smoker over the age of 50, you may be eligible for this study.

What happens when someone enrolls?

People who participate in this study will receive a free non-invasive low-dose CT scan of the chest. In addition, a brief interview will be conducted to ascertain past medical history. All participants will receive materials to help them quit smoking, and some will also receive a 15-minute free counseling session. If an abnormality is found and further procedures are required, your health insurance should cover it.

Where is this study taking place?

There are a number of I-ELCAP member sites taking part in this study, including Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York City, Holy Cross Hospital in Silver Spring, MD, Mercy Medical Center in Rockville Centre, NY and Phoenix VA Health Care System in Phoenix, AZ. Additional sites may be joining the study. To find out if there is a new site in your area, contact us at the phone number or email address below.

More information

For more information about the Legacy Lung Screening and Smoking Cessation Project, email us or call us at +1 (646) 300-1168.

Silver Spring, Maryland
Contact Person(s):
Contact name: 
Eduardo Mendives
Contact title: 
Study Coordinator
Contact phone: 
(301) 754-7695
Rockville Centre, New York
Contact Person(s):
Contact name: 
David Flomenhaft, LCSW, Ph.D.
Contact title: 
Research Coordinator
Contact phone: 
(516) 705-2772
New York, New York
Contact Person(s):
Contact email: 
Contact phone: 
(212) 241-2420
Phoenix, Arizona
Contact Person(s):
Contact name: 
Christopher Kuramoto
Contact phone: 
(602) 277-5551 ext. 3295