A Study to Collect Thoracic Specimens to Develop a Thoracic Specimen Registry


  • Study type

  • Study IDs

  • Describes the nature of a clinical study. Types include:

    • Observational study — observes people and measures outcomes without affecting results.
    • Interventional study (clinical trial) — studies new tests, treatments, drugs, surgical procedures or devices.
    • Medical records research — uses historical information collected from medical records of large groups of people to study how diseases progress and which treatments and surgeries work best.
  • Site IRB
    • Rochester, Minnesota: 16-009655
    Sponsor Protocol Number: 16-009655

About this study

The primary objective of this proposal is to develop a Thoracic Specimen Registry at Mayo Clinic. The purpose of the registry will be to support ongoing research in the etiology, early diagnosis, clinical management, and prognosis of lung cancer and other cancers and diseases of the thorax by developing a complete repository of specimens from patients with thoracic disease including but not limited to suspected lung cancer, mediastinal and pleural tumors and from patients at a very high risk of developing other thoracic cancers or other thoracic diseases. 

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. If you need assistance understanding the eligibility criteria, please contact the study team.

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Inclusion Criteria:

  1. Subject must be > 18 years of age
  2. Presumed or known or screening of Thoracic Diseases (which includes but not limited to the following: thoracic neoplasms (masses/nodules) malignant or benign, interstitial lung diseases (ILD), chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), thoracic infections, thoracic malignancies metastatic to other organs, other cancers metastatic to the thoracic cavity.  

Participating Mayo Clinic locations

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Mayo Clinic Location Status Contact

Rochester, Minn.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Eric Edell, M.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Pulmonary Clinical Research Unit

(800) 753-1606


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