Clinical Trials

As part of Respiratory Health Association’s commitment to advancing diagnosis, treatment and lung disease management, we are pleased to highlight the following local clinical trials.

Asthma clinical trials

Breathe Easy Project – Elevate Energy and the Illinois Institute of Technology
Adults with asthma who own a home may participate in the Breathe Easy Project, a study on respiratory health and the air quality inside your home. By participating in this two-year study, your household could earn $310 or more and receive a ventilation system to improve indoor air quality at no cost. You’ll have to complete brief surveys and make your home available for air quality testing.  Call 312-453-0902 (hablamos español) for more information.

BELT study at Northwestern University
Researchers at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago are investigating treatments for adolescents with asthma. For more information, call (312) 227-6380 or email  

COPD Clinical Trials

COPD Research Study
The Northwestern Medicine Department of Preventive Medicine is recruiting healthcare providers who treat COPD for a research study. The study involves a one-time, 30-45 minute interview, completed in person or by phone focused on your experiences delivering self-management interventions for COPD. We will also ask for your feedback on treatment strategies to help COPD patients quit smoking and improve their health.

Interested? Contact the study team at (312) 503-1343 or, or complete a brief survey here:

Lung cancer clinical trials

Lung cancer trials at Adventist Methodist System Facilities
Select lung cancer.

Lung cancer trials at AMITA Health Cancer Institute
Search “lung cancer” beside Indication.

Lung cancer trials at Ingalls Cancer Research Center
Select lung cancer from the right sidebar.
For more information, call (708) 915-HOPE (4673).

Lung cancer trials at NorthShore University HealthSystem at Evanston Hospital

Lung cancer trials at Rush University Medical Center
Select lung cancer from drop down menu.

Lung cancer trials at Oncology Specialists, SC
For more information, call (847) 410-0658.

Lung cancer trials at St. Joseph Hospital
For more information, call (773) 665-6891.

Lung cancer trials at the University of Chicago Hospitals
Select lung/chest from the list.

Lung cancer clinical trials at Loyola University
For more information, call (708) 327-3306.

Respiratory Health Association also partners with EmergingMed to connect lung cancer survivors with national clinical trials of promising new treatments.

Tobacco cessation clinical trials

Extended Duration Varenicline for Smoking among Cancer Patients: A Clinical Trial
This study is for cancer patients who are smokers and who have expressed an interest in quitting. Its main purpose is to compare 12 versus 24 weeks of varenicline treatment, also known as Chantix®, for smoking cessation. For more information call (312) 695-1102 or email


For more information on clinical trials, contact Jennifer Kustwin, Senior Program Coordinator, via email at or by phone at (312) 628-0219.