Research & Reports

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Airways Clinical Research Centers

The American Lung Association Airways Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) Network conducts large clinical trials that directly impact patient care for COPD and asthma.

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Research Awards

Our Awards and Grants program funds the best and brightest scientific minds aimed at creating a world free from lung disease.

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Signature Reports

We evaluate scientific data on air quality, tobacco and lung cancer to inform the public, drive positive policy change and improve public health.

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For more than a century, the American Lung Association has advanced medical and scientific research to improve the quality of life for lung disease patients and their families through our groundbreaking research and our highly anticipated signature reports.

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.

Airways Clinical Research Centers

The American Lung Association Airways Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) Network, is the nation's largest not-for-profit network of clinical research centers dedicated to asthma and COPD.

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are regulated research studies that seek better ways to prevent, screen for, diagnose or treat a disease. These studies answer specific questions about new interventions and measure their effectiveness and safety.

Awards and Grants Opportunities

Through the lens of scientific innovation and pioneering new ideas, the American Lung Association champions the next generation of lung health scientists to independence and beyond.

Our Signature Reports

Through reliable research, we evaluate scientific data on air quality, tobacco and lung cancer to drive positive policy change and improve public health.

Trends in Lung Disease

The American Lung Association Epidemiology and Statistics Unit monitors trends in lung disease and behavioral risk factors.

State of the Air

How clean is the air in your community? How does it compare? How has it changed? Find out in our annual "State of the Air" report.

State of Lung Cancer

"State of Lung Cancer" is the American Lung Association's signature report that shows how the toll of lung cancer varies by state.

State of Tobacco Control

"State of Tobacco Control" report evaluates states and the federal government on the proven-effective tobacco control laws and policies necessary to save lives.

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