Objective: COPD is a lung disease that limits airflow through the lungs and causes cough and shortness of breath. 2.6 million Canadians currently have COPD, and this is expected to double in the next ten years. There are many different types of COPD with various features called phenotypes. COPD is usually diagnosed and monitored using only pulmonary function testing (breathing tests that measure the lung function), which doesn’t always capture COPD phenotype or disease progression and doesn’t provide any information on the regions within the lungs that have more severe COPD and the processes in the lungs that cause COPD. Samples in this biobank will be used for future research in COPD.
|Registered Biobank Name||TORCH|
|Biobank Leader||Emma Karlsen|
|Email for biobank email@example.com|
|Principal Investigator||Don Sin|