Determine early biomarkers involved in the progression of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) to lung cancer

Investigator: Jenny Chang, MD

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Status: Open Not Enrolling Number: N/A


Protocol Number: PRO00024651


The purpose of this exploratory biomarker study is to further our understanding of the role of cancer stem cells (CSCs) and other biomarkers in the progression of COPD to lung cancer by examining the CSC population and other related biomarkers, according to racial and ethnic differences. If possible, we will compare precancerous biomarkers between COPD and lung cancer patient samples to identify early markers for lung cancer development.
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