Our researchers are studying the lungs of current and former smokers to understand how to improve the diagnosis and treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a disease that is common among smokers. You do not need to have COPD to participate in this study. To qualify, a candidate be part of a Lung Cancer Screening program or be willing to have a lung cancer screening CT.
Study participation involves:
- A 1-2 hour visit (can be scheduled immediately after your CT if there is space available)
- Collection of vital signs
- Breathing test (spirometry)
- Blood draw