Goal 2: Reduce Human Disease

Early COPD

What does early COPD actually look like. This is defined as severe COPD 30 years prior to its manifestation.

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Is this idea a Compelling Question (CQ) or Critical Challenge (CC)? : Critical Challenge (CC)

Details on the impact of addressing this CQ or CC :

Prevention programs in COPD either target smoking or those with established disease. Better understanding the factors that lead to the development of COPD (both in ever and never smokers) is critical to improved disease prevention.

Feasibility and challenges of addressing this CQ or CC :

We need to revisit long term studies in novel ways- and look at new cohorts. Better biomarkers need to be developed.

Name of idea submitter and other team members who worked on this idea : Dave Mannino


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Idea No. 802