for people ages 50-80 (full criteria)
Healthy Volunteers
healthy people welcome
at Costa Mesa, California and other locations
study started
completion around
Principal Investigator
by Gelareh Sadigh, MD



Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer related mortality. Lung cancer screening (LCS) with low dose computed tomography (LDCT) decreases mortality rate of lung cancer by 20%. Yet many patients who are eligible for lung cancer screening are still falling through the cracks which prevents patients the ability to detect lung cancer early. This study will test the effect of a a multi-level intervention on ordering LDCT within 6 months after patient enrollment. Our proposed intervention includes (1) Primary care provider notifications of patients' LCS eligibility; (2) patients' education ; (3) patients' referral to financial navigation resources; and (4) patients' reminder to discuss LCS during PCP visit.

Official Title

Empowering Patients' Lung Cancer Screening Uptake (Empower LCS)


Lung Cancer, Lung Neoplasms, Patient education, Referral to financial navigation resources, Provider Reminers, Empower LCS


You can join if…

Open to people ages 50-80

  1. Aged 50- 80 years of age.
  2. Be able to Speak English, Spanish, or Vietnamese
  3. Must have a scheduled appointment with their Primary Care Providers within next one to three months.
  4. The Scheduled PCP appointment is at any of the UCI Health primary care clinics in Orange County including two UCI federally qualified health centers
  5. History of 20 pack year smoking history ( based on survey self report)
  6. Current smoker or a former smoker who has quit smoking within the last 15 years (based on survey self report)

You CAN'T join if...

  1. Prior history of lung cancer
  2. chest CT for any reason in the last 12 months based on self-report and UCI EMR
  3. history of Alzheimer's disease or dementia


  • UCI Health - Costa Mesa accepting new patients
    Costa Mesa California 92627 United States
  • UCI Health Gottschalk Medical Plaza accepting new patients
    Irvine California 92697 United States
  • UCI Health - Laguna Hills accepting new patients
    Laguna Hills California 92653 United States
  • UCI Health - Newport Beach MacArthur accepting new patients
    Newport Beach California 92660 United States
  • UCI Medical Center accepting new patients
    Orange California 92868 United States
  • UCI Health - Tustin accepting new patients
    Tustin California 92670 United States
  • UCI Health-Yorba Linda accepting new patients
    Yorba Linda California 92886 United States

Lead Scientist at UC Irvine

  • Gelareh Sadigh, MD
    Associate Professor In Residence, Radiological Sciences, School of Medicine. Authored (or co-authored) 101 research publications


accepting new patients
Start Date
Completion Date
University of California, Irvine
Study Type
Expecting 80 study participants
Last Updated