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About Our Research

People from every walk of life are living healthier, more active lives—thanks to the medical breakthroughs pioneered by American Lung Association researchers and their colleagues worldwide.

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Help us advocate to increase America's investment into lifesaving research by promoting increased funding to find cures for lung cancer, COPD, asthma and all lung diseases. Learn more »

Since 1915, our researchers have made significant contributions/milestones in the fight against lung disease by revolutionizing treatment and unlocking secrets of the body's immune system. As such, premature babies are less likely to die for respiratory distress syndrome; tuberculosis (TB) rates are at an all-time low; and young and old with chronic lung diseases are benefitting from improved treatment options such as lung transplantation, oxygen therapy and genetically-based medicines. 

Research Initiatives

We are continually seeking innovative ways to expand and enhance the impact of our lung disease research, which includes collaboration with other lung health focused organizations and new initiatives. Learn more »

Research Milestones

See how our researchers have made an impact on lung health over the years from developing new techniques to diagnose lung disease to identifying a major oncogene in lung cancer. Learn more »

Important Research Findings

The results of clinical trials from our Airways Clinical Research Centers Network are changing the nature of asthma and COPD patient care across the United States. See important findings from our studies that impact you. Learn more »

President's Research Report

Find out this year's highlights from our research program and read more about the incredible work of our researchers. Learn more »

Meet Our Researchers

Our mission is sustained by the important lung disease research projects we fund each year. See the scientists helping to make a difference. Learn more »


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