Will my samples be used for any further research?

If you agree to take part in this trial you will be asked to give a blood sample, a sample of spit, a mouth swab or wash and a nose brush. These samples will be stored at the University of Liverpool Biobank and will be used in future research projects with ethical approval. This may allow researchers to identify biological and genetic factors that affect the risk of future lung disease. This may be useful in developing future screening tests or in understanding more about the causes of lung cancer or other lung diseases. The UKLS research team will be responsible for keeping the samples safely and making sure that any information remains confidential. Results of any studies undertaken on your sample will not be fed back to you personally or placed in your medical records, as the tests are for research only. The research results will not have any implications for you personally. All future use of the samples will have to be approved by an Ethics Committee.