Research Overview

The U of C IPM group is continuously involved in a variety of investigator driven local studies, multi-center collaborative studies as well as industry sponsored contract research in the fields of bronchoscopy, pleural disease, lung cancer screening, diagnostics and biomarker studies. A range of projects from in-vivo lab studies to prospective randomized clinical trials, procedure registries and database studies are and have been performed by the group. 

 

Industry partners interested in partnerships covered in the above areas are encouraged to contact Dr. Alain Tremblay. 


Current Projects

  • Alberta Lung Cancer Screening Program
  • Screening of Alberta Asbestos Exposed Workers for Lung Cancer and Mesothelioma
  • Role of Bronchoscopy for Intracavitary Aspergilloma Removal
  • Role of Genetics in Idiopathic Tracheal Stenosis
  • EMPROVE Study of bronchoscopic lung volume reduction
  • EBUS TBNA with 19G Device
  • Use of the Periplex Needle for Sampling of Lung Lesions
  • Impact of EBUS-TBNA on False Positive PET/CT Findings
  • Use of Cryobiopsy to Assess Airway Changes Associated with Bronchial Thermoplasty in Asthmatics
  • Prevalence and Treatment of Pleural Effusions in Hospitalized Patients - Analysis of the NIS Database