Lung Cancer Research Studies
Study Title: FAMILY LUNG CANCER STUDY
Study Purpose: The purpose of the research study is to identify genes in High Risk Families with Lung Cancer. The study is also interested in learning more about human lung cancer genes(s).
Principal Investigator: Colette G. Gaba, MPH
Co-Principal Investigator: Iman Mohamed, M.D.
Study Coordinator: Debra M. O’Connell, BA
- Between 5-10% of lung cancer may be inherited.
- Our study group, known as GELCC (Genetic Epidemiology of Lung Cancer) uncovered a gene, RGS17, on chromosome 6 related to lung cancer in some families.
- Our group, GELCC, uncovered a relationship between familial lung cancer and an area on chromosome 15 related to nicotine dependence.
- Contribute to better lung cancer diagnosis, treatment, and prevention in the future.
- Complete confidentiality.
Who Can Participate ?
- Families with two individuals on the same side of the family with lung cancer.
- Lung cancer patients and their family members with and without lung cancer.
- Family members can participate no matter where they live.
- Provide family history
- Complete and environmental risk questionnaire
- Donate a one time blood sample – free of charge
- Donate a one time sputum sample – free of charge
For more information, please contact Debra M. O’Connell – Study Coordinator at:
419-383-4341 or 1-800-321-8383 ext. 4341 or feel free to send an email to Debra.Oconnell@utoledo.edu or Colette.Gaba@utoledo.edu
Contact Carol Fairchild 419-383-6962 for information on all oncology studies open through Toledo Community Oncology Program