Top American Lung Association Research Stories

The 21st century is an exciting time to be in medicine and research. American Lung Association funded researchers are finding themselves on the threshold of limitless discoveries in the diagnosis and treatment of lung diseases giving us hope that one day we will find cures for all lung diseases.

  • LUNG FORCE Lung Cancer Call-In Day – 9/4/14
    September 2, 2014 - Lung cancer, the #1 cancer killer of both women and men in the United States, must be a national priority. With one of the highest incidence rates and one of the lowest survival rates, lung cancer desperately needs more research for early detection, treatment and cures. On September 4th, we are taking action to reverse this trend, and increase funding for lung cancer research.
  • American Lung Association Asthma Research in the News – Is it Time for you to Get Involved?
    May 21, 2014 - Each year, the American Lung Association funds research that leads to improved treatments and, one day, may pave the way to a cure for asthma. Whether this is through basic laboratory research or clinical trials, asthma research is on the doorstep of numerous medical discoveries that promise a healthier future for those with asthma.
  • American Lung Association Teams Up with Valerie Harper and Kellie Pickler to Launch LUNG FORCE, National Public Health Initiative to Fight Lung Cancer in Women
    May 13, 2014 - The American Lung Association, in partnership with national presenting sponsor, CVS Caremark, unveiled LUNG FORCE, a new initiative to make lung cancer in women a public health priority, drive policy change and increase research funding.
  • What do YOU think of Lung Cancer?
    April 22, 2014 - What do you think of when someone says lung cancer? Unfortunately, there is a stigma associated with lung cancer that plays a major role in the lung cancer experience for most people facing this disease. Stigma not only affects the patient experience, it negatively impacts every facet of the lung cancer problem, from reduced funding for research to poor quality of life and low survival rate.
  • American Lung Association Interested In Hearing from Smoking Asthmatics
    April 15, 2014 - The American Lung Association Asthma Clinical Research Center (ACRC) is the largest not-for-profit network of clinical research centers dedicated to discovering effective treatment strategies for asthma. The network is currently recruiting asthmatic smokers for studies examining whether asthma control assessment measures and treatment options work as well in those who smoke.
  • Lung Cancer Treatment to Benefit from Voice of Patients
    January 9, 2014 - At the end of December, the FDA released its “Voice of the Patient Report: Lung Cancer”, the latest step inan Initiative focused on better incorporating patient voices in the review and approval process for lung cancer drugs and diagnostics. The American Lung Association is proud to have played a significant role in FDA taking this new, closer look at lung cancer treatment from the patient’s perspective.
  • Lung Cancer Rates Declining
    January 9, 2014 - The American Lung Association is pleased to see the decline in lung cancer rates reported today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). While this is good news, lung cancer remains the nation’s leading cancer killer.
  • American Lung Association Is Proud to Announce our New Research Awards
    October 24, 2013 - The American Lung Association Nationwide Research Program has released its annual Research Awards Nationwide 2013-2014 report that highlights research being supported by the Lung Association through its Asthma Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) and its Awards and Grants Program.
  • American Lung Association Is Proud to Announce our New Research Awards
    October 24, 2013 - The American Lung Association’s Research Awards Nationwide 2013-2014 report highlights lung disease research supported by the organization, including diseases affecting infants, children, and the elderly.
  • In Celebration of Pulmonary Fibrosis Month – And the Hope of a Better Future
    September 20, 2013 - Pulmonary fibrosis is a disease affecting 128,000 Americans that causes irreversible scarring of the lung tissue, making it nearly impossible for oxygen to pass through the walls of the air sac into the bloodstream. Most cases of pulmonary fibrosis have no known cause and currently, there are no FDA approved treatments or cure available. There is still much to be discovered on how to prevent and treat this disease and there is no better time to increase public awareness of the disease than during September - Pulmonary Fibrosis Month.
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