About Pulmonary Trials Cooperative

The Pulmonary Trials Cooperative (PTC) brings together patients, health care professionals, and medical institutions to conduct research in COPD, IPF, and other lung diseases. The focus is on pragmatic research studies and clinical trials in real world settings.

The PTC is a framework for research leaders to work with a pool of major medical centers and community-based medical providers. Together, these investigators will recruit research participants experiencing a variety of chronic pulmonary conditions. These include Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), Interstitial Lung Disease (ILD), Pulmonary Hypertension (PH), and Obstructive Sleep Apnea.

The Cooperative currently has four clinical studies – three in COPD and one in IPF – with a central Network Management Core (NEMO). Together, they aim to develop new treatments for these conditions, test existing management strategies, and breathe new life into lung research.

The most important collaboration is with our research participants.

If you have COPD, you can read more about the LEEP, INSIGHT COPD, and RETHINC studies on their individual pages. If you have IPF, the CleanUP IPF study might be for you. The network of clinical sites is still being formed; please check back soon to see if there are any sites in your area.