Airways Clinical Research Centers

The nation's largest not-for-profit network of clinical research centers dedicated to asthma and COPD.

Our proprietary Airways Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) Network is a jewel in the crown of the American Lung Association research program. As the nation’s largest not-for-profit network of clinical centers dedicated to asthma and COPD research, it includes an impressive bandwidth of experts working together to produce results directly affecting patient care. The ACRC Network positively impacts patients through large patient-focused clinical trials led by some of the best investigators nationwide.

20+ Years continually advancing lung disease research.
37 ACRC trial sites across the country.
100+ ACRC research manuscripts published since 1999.

Our Centers and Investigators

Our ACRC Network continues to grow to meet the country’s clinical needs. It now stands stronger than ever with 37 sites across the nation, plus a data coordinating center managed by a team at Johns Hopkins University. See where our centers are located and meet our principal investigators.

ACRC Clinical Trials

The ACRC conducts large clinical trials to provide vital information about treatment for people with asthma and COPD. Learn about clinical trials that are currently recruiting participants as well as outcomes from completed studies.

View ACRC Trials.

Patient Advisory Groups

The American Lung Association Patient Advisory Groups were established in 2017 to incorporate the patient and caregiver perspective into our diverse education, advocacy and research initiatives. The advisors work closely with our ACRC Network to help guide current and future studies based on patient priorities, as well as provide input into research design.

Meet the Patient Advisors.

Research News

See the most recent published research, studies, reports and editorials by American Lung Association Research Team.
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About Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are regulated research studies that try to find better ways to prevent, screen for, diagnose or treat a disease.
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Page last updated: June 28, 2022

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