Pulmonary Rehabilitation Before Lung Cancer Resection


About this study

This study seeks to study the effectiveness of a short mindfulness based pulmonary rehabilitation program prior to a surgical resection in patients with lung cancer and severe Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease (COPD).

Participation eligibility

Participant eligibility includes age, gender, type and stage of disease, and previous treatments or health concerns. Guidelines differ from study to study, and identify who can or cannot participate. There is no guarantee that every individual who qualifies and wants to participate in a trial will be enrolled. Contact the study team to discuss study eligibility and potential participation.

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Patient is scheduled to undergo a surgery for non small cell lung cancer
  • Moderate to severe COPD
  • Current or ex smoker of ten or more years

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Unable to perform exercise due to active cardiovascular, musculoskeletal or mental problems
  • Poorly motivated to attend the rehabilitation sessions or receive randomization.

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

Study statuses change often. Please contact the study team for the most up-to-date information regarding possible participation.

Mayo Clinic Location Status

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Roberto Benzo, M.D.

Closed for enrollment

Jacksonville, Fla.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Mathew Thomas, M.B.B.S., M.D.

Closed for enrollment

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Additional contact information

Cancer-related trials contact form

Phone: 855-776-0015 (toll-free)

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