Pulmonary Diseases from Secondhand Smoke

ID Number 09-2017

Principal Investigator(s)
Claudia I Henschke

Department(s) or Division(s)


The purpose of this study is to determine the likelihood of specific diseases of the lungs in never-smokers exposed to secondhand tobacco smoke and the likely outcome of these diseases based on a single computed tomographic (CT) examination of the lungs. The diseases being studied include lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

This research is being done in order to develop appropriate medical testing and treatment programs for never-smokers who have been exposed to secondhand smoke.  Subjects may qualify to take part in this research study if they are at least 40 years old and have smoked no more than 100 cigarettes in their lifetimes.

Contact Information
Ellen Weiss
(212) 241-2420

Recruiting Patients: Yes