Your Gift in Action
Our vision is a world free of lung disease. As a generous supporter, you help achieve that vision. American Lung Association National President and CEO Harold Wimmer shared his direction for our organization and introduced members of our American Lung Association Research Team at an exclusive webinar this April. Donors were able to hear about recent developments in lung cancer, asthma and COPD research updates from experts in the field and ask them questions. We invite you to watch this fascinating update on Lung Association research, moderated by Senior Scientific Advisor Dr. Norman Edelman to see how we are making an impact on life-changing discoveries for the millions of individuals living with lung disease.
Advancements in Lung Research Webinar
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- Fighting Lung Cancer: How Do Normal Cells become Tumors? Eric Collisson, MD, University of California San Francisco
Recipient of a 2015 Lung Cancer Discovery Award Dr. Collisson is investigating new therapies to attack lung cancer using mutant cancer genes to inhibit the tumor's own growth. Through this work, his team is also looking at how mutations in a specific gene affect the formation and the progression of lung cancer.
- Changing the Face of Asthma & COPD Care: Airways Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) Network Robert A Wise, MD, Johns Hopkins University
ACRC Director & Scientific Advisor The ACRC Network, the nation's largest not-for-profit network of clinical research centers dedicated to asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) treatment research, consists of 17 clinical research centers throughout the country. Engaging some of the best investigators nationwide, the ACRC Network has changed the face of clinical asthma care.