About Our Research
Medical breakthroughs pioneered by American Lung Association researchers and their colleagues worldwide have reduced the burden of lung disease on patients and their loved ones, allowing them to live healthier, more active lives.
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 to the fight against lung disease by revolutionizing treatment and unlocking secrets of the body's immune system. We have funded breakthroughs in the fight against tuberculosis, identified genes that cause the development of lung cancer and cystic fibrosis, and developed new ways to treat respiratory distress syndrome.
We fund innovative research that takes advantage of new technologies and scientific advancements. An important part of our mission is to collaborate with other lung health focused organizations and new initiatives. Learn more »
See how our researchers have made a significant 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 pioneering work of our researchers. Learn more »
Meet Our Researchers
Our mission is sustained by the innovative lung disease research projects we fund each year. See the scientists poised to make breakthroughs that could improve prevention, detection and treatment of lung disease. Learn more »
Page Last Updated: September 27, 2018