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.

  • Benefits of Comparative Effectiveness Research
    July 26, 2011 - Comparative Effectiveness Research (CER) is the direct comparison of the benefits and harms of two or more health care interventions used to prevent, diagnose, treat, and monitor a clinical condition or to improve the delivery of care.
  • Lung Association Awards More Than $5 Million for Medical Research
    July 6, 2011 - At the American Lung Association, working to find better treatments and cures for lung diseases is a cornerstone of our mission. In 2011-2012 the American Lung Association is providing more than $5 million in funding for quality research to support our lifesaving mission.
  • American Lung Association Awards More Than $5 Million for Lung Disease Research, Including Study by Nobel Prize Winner
    July 6, 2011 - The American Lung Association awards more than $5 million in 2011-2012 for research to help improve lung health and prevent lung disease.
  • American Lung Association and American Asthma Foundation Partner to Fund Research by Nobel Prize Winner
    July 6, 2011 - The American Lung Association has partnered with the American Asthma Foundation to develop and fund the new American Lung Association/American Asthma Foundation Senior Investigator Award, which is given to a non-pulmonologist conducting novel and innovative research on asthma. This year’s recipient is Roger Tsien, Ph.D., the 2008 Nobel Prize in Chemistry winner.
  • Lung Association Announces Research Awards
    October 14, 2010 - The American Lung Association has released its annual report on its nationwide research awards which lists the many research scientists receiving support from the Lung Association to further the study of lung disease, from lung cancer to asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).
  • Smoking Out a Deadly Threat
    June 29, 2010 - Today, the American Lung Association released its latest health disparity report, Smoking Out a Deadly Threat: Tobacco Use in the LGBT Community, which examines the trend of higher tobacco use among the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Community.
  • African Americans and Lung Cancer
    April 13, 2010 - You may be aware that lung cancer is the number one cancer killer in America. But did you also know that if you are African American, you are more likely to develop lung cancer than any other population group in the U.S.? A new report by the American Lung Association explores this troubling disparity in lung health and delivers a call to action to end lung cancer’s lopsided toll on African Americans.
  • Study Provides Breakthrough in Diagnosis of Chronic Sinonasal Disease
    November 20, 2009 - A new study conducted by the American Lung Association's Asthma Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) has identified a simple, five-item questionnaire, based on the frequency of nasal symptoms, to accurately screen for sinonasal disease.
  • American Lung Association Supports $5 Million in Lung Disease Research
    September 28, 2009 - Funding research to find cures and better treatments is a critical part of the American Lung Association’s lifesaving mission. This year’s report “Research Awards Nationwide 2009-2010,” details how our National Research Program has granted $5 million of much-needed support to further the study of lung disease, such as asthma, COPD and lung cancer.
  • American Lung Association Study Explores Link between Patient Expectations and Asthma Treatment Effectiveness
    September 7, 2009 - A new American Lung Association study—soon to be an “Editor’s Choice” article in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology—shows that, when it comes to asthma treatment, there may be a little power in positive thinking.
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