Comprehensive Phenotyping of Exacerbation in CF (CPEX-CF), Canada

Registration Status: Completed

Objective: Cystic fibrosis (CF) patients develop flare-ups of lung infection, known as pulmonary exacerbations (PEx). PEx greatly reduce quality of life, can result in permanent loss of lung function, and are often treated with antibiotics. We will attempt to develop tools and mechanism to identify various CF patient populations and how they may respond during PEx using biomarkers (RNA and/or proteins). The aim is to diagnose and treat flare-ups earlier and more appropriately before permanent worsening of symptoms occur.

Registered Biobank Name Comprehensive Phenotyping of Exacerbation in CF (CPEX-CF)
Biobank Leader Dr. Bradley S. Quon
Country Canada
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Principal Investigator Dr. Bradley S. Quon
User Type
  • Mono: A biobank that supports a specific research project, may have few staff members, a small-scale accrual scope with little to no initial intention of releasing or distributing biospecimens to secondary parties
  • Oligo: A biobank that supports several research groups or clinical trials, may or may not be designed to release biospecimens outside their collaborative group
  • Poly: A biobank that has generally a larger accrual scope, resources, and multiple users outside the biobank proper
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