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


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. 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:

  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

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

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


Scottsdale/Phoenix, Ariz.

Mayo Clinic principal investigator

Ping Yang, M.D., Ph.D.

Open for enrollment

Contact information:

Cancer Center Clinical Trials Referral Office

(855) 776-0015

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