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Research Project

SPIROMICS Study of Early COPD Progression


Research Area(s)
COPD Research


SPIROMICS Study of Early COPD Progression (SOURCE) is a study to help us discover why some smokers get lung disease at a young age, while others don’t. Most studies of COPD have enrolled older individuals, while SOURCE will look at early signs of lung changes in young smokers to better understand the first stages of COPD. Participants do not need a COPD diagnosis to be in the study. This study is sponsored by the National Heart Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and the COPD Foundation. To enroll, email

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