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  • Stand Up to Cancer telecast screenshot The New Lung Cancer Interception Dream Team
    October 6, 2016  |  Harold P. Wimmer
    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.
    Related Topics:  LUNG FORCE, Impact, Science, Research,
  • Questions and Answers About Stem Cells
    June 16, 2016  |  Susan Rappaport
    What are stem cells and how are they used to treat disease? Get answers to your questions about stem cell therapy and lung disease.
    Related Topics:  Research, Science,
  • Dr. Sharad Goyal Lung Cancer Research Q&A
    May 24, 2016  |  Susan Rappaport
    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.
    Related Topics:  LUNG FORCE, Impact, Research,
  • Reporting from the Front Lines of Lung Disease Research
    May 17, 2016  |  Susan Rappaport
    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
  • Woman looking suspiciously at a supplement bottle label Nutritional Supplements for Asthma? Not So Fast.
    May 11, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    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.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, Research,
  • Text The Young Investigator Investment: Committing to the Future
    April 28, 2016  |  Alexandra Sierra
    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.
    Related Topics:  Research, Impact,
  • Close up of hand texting on smartphone Texting to Stop TB
    March 23, 2016  |  Eyal Oren, PhD
    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.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, Science, Research,
  • Five people standing in front of capitol building The Urgent Need for Increased Lung Cancer Research Funding
    March 4, 2016  |  Harold P. Wimmer
    It's not just that lung cancer is the leading cancer killer of both women and men, killing almost twice as many women as any other cancer. The startling truth is that on average, close to half of all women diagnosed with lung cancer will not survive one year. New treatment options are desperately and urgently needed to save lives, and the American Lung Association has made supporting lung cancer research a top priority.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE, Research,
  • Image of dots and lines connected into a grid The Way Research Happens
    January 6, 2016  |  Susan Rappaport
    It's often been said that the way research happens is serendipitous. One discovery opens the door to another, and that progression is what paves the way to better treatments and perhaps, someday, cures.
    Related Topics:  LUNG FORCE, Research, Science,
  • Black and white photo of children in TB sanitorium How We Conquered Consumption
    January 2, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    As the most feared disease in the world, the disease was known as the "Great White Plague" (due to the extreme paleness of those affected), striking down the young and old, the rich and poor. It seemed no one was safe from tuberculosis or consumption as it was known.
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