Research Index Page

  • Finding Cures and Treatments: More Than $6.49 Million in Research Funding
    July 30, 2015 - Funding research to find cures and better treatments to support lung health is a cornerstone of the American Lung Association’s mission and impact. Over the years, our research has led to lifesaving breakthroughs like discovering the cause of infant respiratory distress syndrome and identifying the gene that causes cystic fibrosis. That’s why we will fund more than $6.49 million in research grants in 2015-2016. Part of that—$3.89 million—will be invested in newly awarded research on lung disease through our nationwide Awards and Grants Program.
  • Mission Moment July 2015
    July 23, 2015 - Summer has heated up and so has our passion for healthy air and healthy lungs! Speaking of heat, here are some tips on beating the heat with asthma. Let’s look at some other highlights from the past month.
  • American Lung Association Invests More Than $6.49 Million in 2015-16, Announces New Awards and Grants for Lung Disease Research
    July 16, 2015 - As part of the American Lung Association's continued efforts to find cures for all lung diseases, the organization will be funding more than $6.49 million in grants in 2015-2016, $3.89 million of which for newly awarded research on lung disease through the nationwide Awards and Grants Program.
  • Mission Moment May 2015
    May 14, 2015 - What an exciting and productive time the past month has been in our fight for healthy lungs!
  • American Lung Association Response to President Obama's Precision Medicine Announcement
    January 30, 2015 - Statement from National President and CEO of the American Lung Association Harold Wimmer, in response to the announcement today from President Obama:
  • American Lung Association to Support Lung-MAP Trial
    December 15, 2014 - The American Lung Association announced today that it has signed an agreement with the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) to help support the Lung-MAP project, a groundbreaking clinical trial in squamous cell lung cancer that brings together the National Cancer Institute, SWOG Cancer Research, the FNIH, Friends of Cancer Research, pharmaceutical companies and eight advocacy partners.
  • American Lung Association Is Proud to Announce our New Research Awards
    November 6, 2014 - The American Lung Association Nationwide Research Program has released its annual Research Awards Nationwide 2014-2015 report that highlights research being supported by the Lung Association through its Airways Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) and its Awards and Grants Program.
  • American Lung Association Announces New Research Awards
    November 6, 2014 - The American Lung Association’s “Research Awards Nationwide 2014-2015” report highlights lung disease research supported by the organization to meet its mission to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease.
  • Three Lung Cancer Advocacy Organizations Collaborate to Fund Critically Needed Lung Cancer Research
    October 21, 2014 - Three of the nation’s largest lung cancer advocacy organizations, the American Lung Association, Free to Breathe, and Uniting Against Lung Cancer, are working together in an unprecedented collaboration to fund research to improve treatment for lung cancer patients.
  • 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.
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