Cystic Fibrosis Program (Adult)

Improved treatment for children with cystic fibrosis (CF) and better diagnostic testing for adults with unusual expressions of CF have steadily increased the number of adults who need specialized care for this disease. More than half of all patients with CF are now 18 years of age or older.

As the largest adult cystic fibrosis center in the United States, National Jewish Health provides ongoing treatment for hundreds of adults with this life-long disease. We also have ongoing clinical trials that evaluate the safety and effectiveness of new CF therapies and are part of the Cystic Fibrosis Therapeutics Development Network (TDN).

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Clinical Trials

Current & Former Smokers Needed for Lung Research Study

Our researchers are studying the lungs of current and former smokers to understand how to improve the diagnosis and treatment of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD), a disease that is common among smokers. You do not need to have COPD to participate in this study.

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Reasons to Visit National Jewish Health

  • Largest adult cystic fibrosis program in the U.S.
  • One of the first fully accredited cystic fibrosis programs in the country
  • Fully integrated outpatient and inpatient adult cystic fibrosis program 
  • Multidisciplinary care team focused on helping patients live full, active lives

‘Incredibly Grateful’

An autoimmune disease was robbing Heather Quilici of her ability to breathe. Doctors at National Jewish Health, who have specialized expertise in treating autoimmune lung conditions, stabilized her condition and greatly improved her quality of life.  

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