Lung Cancer Screening
Introducing PAULA’s Test
160,000 AMERICANS DIE EVERY YEAR
Each year, 160,000 Americans die of lung cancer. Paula Shore was among them. Though she smoked early in life, she had been cigarette-free for over 22 years when she was diagnosed. In fact, she had adopted a healthy lifestyle and undergone the screening tests appropriate for her gender and age. Unfortunately, she still contracted lung cancer, and by the time it was discovered, it showed up as a metastasis of her skin, and there were no treatments available that could save her. Back then, the blood tests available simply were not able to detect her cancer early when surgery could have saved her life.
Today, there is an early detection test that can identify lung cancer even when no symptoms are present! The test was developed by 20/20 GeneSystems, Inc. in Rockville MD, and is known as the PAULA’s Test. The name serves both as an acronym indicating the nature of the test (i.e. Protein Assays Using Lung Cancer Analytes), and to honor one of the Foundation’s namesakes, Paula Shore. Individuals or physicians interested in having the test may obtain additional information at www.paulastest.com.
If PAULA’s Test were performed annually on patients who present a high risk for contracting lung cancer, it is likely that not only would cancer be detected early, but the chances for survival would be much more favorable.