Purpose of the Study

Mayo Clinic is seeking male and female volunteers age 18 and over, who have been diagnosed with lung cancer, or are members of families in which two or more members have had lung cancer. The research study is funded by the National Cancer Institute and is part of a national research study being conducted by the Genetic Epidemiology of Lung Cancer Consortium (GELCC).

The purpose of the study is to compare any inherited or genetic characteristics using blood or tissue specimens collected from individuals who have been diagnosed with lung cancer with the blood or tissue of their family members.

What is involved in the study?

As a study participant you will:

  • At your convenience, have a blood sample drawn at your local doctor's office with the blood kit that we will provide. You will donate a small amount of blood (approx. 5 tablespoons). The study will cover the cost of the blood draw.
  • If you have had previous cancers or lung conditions, we would ask for your permission to obtain your medical records. We would ask that you sign an 'Authorization to Release Medical Records' form (which allows us to look at your medical records and request a small sample of any remaining tissue that may have been taken as part of your regular medical care). There will be no cost to you.
  • Complete a study survey regarding your medical and family history.