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.

  • 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.
  • Environmental Public Health Tracking Network Launched by CDC
    July 9, 2009 - The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently took a step toward helping to identify the potential impacts of pollution in local communities. The Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (EPHT) is a web-based tool that allows scientists, health professionals, and—for the first time—the American public, to track data about environmental exposures and chronic health conditions.
  • A Straight Line: Research, Air Pollution and Your Health
    May 3, 2008 - That plume of smoke can do much worse than make you cough and blink. The tiniest soot particles in that noxious mix are the most dangerous because they penetrate deep into the lungs and remain there. They can even be absorbed into the bloodstream and travel throughout your body. Ozone (smog), too, causes its own harm.
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