The FAMRI-IELCAP Collaborative Network
Health Effects of Secondhand Smoke Exposure
Many non-smokers are regularly subjected to secondhand smoke. Now, I-ELCAP is conducting an important study on the health effects of secondhand smoke exposure. Funded by a grant from the Flight Attendant Medical Research Institute (FAMRI), this research and clinical program is designed to enhance the early detection and treatment of diseases related to secondhand smoke, including emphysema, chronic bronchitis, asthma, cardiovascular diseases, sinusitis, osteoporosis, and lung cancer.
More information about this study is available in our PDF brochures:
Who is eligible?
If you are over the age of 40, have never smoked--meaning you have smoked fewer than 100 cigarettes in your entire life--and you have had significant exposure to secondhand smoke, you may be eligible for this study.
What happens when someone enrolls?
People who participate in the study will receive a free non-invasive low-dose CT scan. In addition, a brief interview will be conducted to ascertain past medical history and secondhand smoke exposure. If an abnormality is found and further procedures are required, your health insurance should cover it.
Where is this study taking place?
Screenings are presently being conducted at the following U.S. I-ELCAP sites:
Alta Bates Summit Comprehensive Cancer Center, Berkeley, CA
Carmencita C. Mercado-Poe, RN, EdD, APRN-BC, OCN
John Muir Medical Center, Concord, CA
Suzanne Clements, RN, BSN
Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center, Rancho Mirage, CA
Stephanie W. Farrell, MBA
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL
Marie J. Charles, ARNP
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St. Joseph's Hospital, Atlanta, GA
Alice Kerber, RN, MN, AOCN
Atlantic Medical Imaging, Galloway, NJ
Wayne Martyn, RN
Newark Beth Israel Medical Center, Newark, NJ
Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York, NY
Mercy Medical Center, Rockville Centre, NY
David Flomenhaft, LCSW, Ph.D.
Baylor University Medical Center, Dallas, TX
Michele E. Hughes
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