2016 – The Year in Lung Health
Your lungs may not know it, but they just had a very important year! Looking back at 2016, we see a year of great change, challenges and progress in our mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
From A(sthma) to TB
We talked to a few of this year’s research awardees to get the details on their projects, which run the gamut from asthma and hot weather to drug-resistant tuberculosis.
Research Awards Nationwide: Where Are They Now?
Over the years, we've funded more than 1,550 researchers, many of whom have continued their careers in lung disease. Here's what a few of our previous Research Awards Nationwide awardees are up to now.
The New Lung Cancer Interception Dream Team
Bringing together leaders from across disciplines, institutions, countries and specialties, the new Lung Cancer Interception Dream Team will be tasked with investigating early molecular or other changes that lead to cancer development with the ultimate goal to stop the progress of lung cancer before it starts.
Questions and Answers About Stem Cells
What are stem cells and how are they used to treat disease? Get answers to your questions about stem cell therapy and lung disease.
Lung Cancer Research Q&A
Sharad Goyal, MD is the first-ever recipient of The LUNG FORCE Research Innovation Project: Lung Cancer in Women Award, funded by the American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE initiative, which raises awareness of the impact of lung cancer in women and critical funds for lung cancer research.
Reporting from the Front Lines of Lung Disease Research
Each year we connect with our researchers on the front line of lung health research at the International Conference of the American Thoracic Society (ATS)—the largest meeting of lung health doctors and pulmonary researchers in the world—to engage in and witness the discussion on patient care and the development of cutting edge research.Related Topic: Research
Nutritional Supplements for Asthma? Not So Fast.
Who can blame asthma sufferers for looking for different ways to alleviate their asthma symptoms? Many are desperate for a treatment for the wheezing, coughing and sometimes even the drowning-on-land feeling associated with asthma. One purported remedy is the nutritional supplement soy isoflavone.
The Young Investigator Investment: Committing to the Future
The mission of the Lung Association is to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. Research is vital to that mission. Through the Awards and Grants program, our pledge to the future of lung health research is demonstrated, as investing in young investigators is key to gaining a long-term commitment to lung disease research.
Texting to Stop TB
A Lung Association-funded project is examining new ways to increase the likelihood that individuals will complete their treatment for latent TB through a series of text message reminders and motivators. The thought is that by tailoring a text reminder system for patients who self-administer medications to regularly take their medications, we may be able to improve adherence to latent TB treatment and provide evidence for adopting or expanding reminder and adherence systems.