SOURCE: SPIROMICS Study of Early COPD Progression
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) involves lung abnormalities that start earlier than previously realized and accumulate over time. Because most studies of COPD have enrolled older individuals, this study will help us better understand the early stages of COPD in younger people. You do not need a diagnosis of lung disease or COPD to participate.
SOURCE: SPIROMICS Study of Early COPD Progression is looking for people who are:
- between 30 and 55 years of age
- current or former cigarette smokers
This research study is taking place in 12 cities across the United States to better understand how tobacco smoke causes lung disease.