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The research resource library includes news, blogs and videos about the American Lung Association research efforts, including its Research Team and Airways Clinical Research Centers.

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  • Patient Happy Finding a Cure for Lung Cancer: There Is Hope
    November 14, 2019  |  Jacob Sands, M.D.
    When it comes to cancer treatment, the heartbreaking truth remains that we still have a lot of work to do. However, dramatic statements that suggest there has been little improvement shortchange important advancements that have been, and are still being made, such as targeted therapies and treatments that unleash the power of the immune system to attack cancer.
    Related Topic:  Research
  • Lung Cancer Interception Dream Team Dream Team Celebrates the Half-Way Mark
    September 17, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    Lung cancer continues to be the number one cancer killer across the U.S. Research is critical to help find better ways for early detection and treatment so that more lives can be saved. This goal is what inspired the American Lung Association to team up with other organizations in the lung cancer space in the hopes of bringing together the world's top researchers to tackle this complex issue. Thus, the Stand Up To Cancer-LUNGevity-American Lung Association Lung Cancer Interception Dream Team was born.
    Related Topics:  Impact, Research,
  • senior woman walking outside, clutching her chest When Asthma and COPD Overlap
    October 31, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    When a person with asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is experiencing shortness of breath or another symptom, they may not think they are suffering from more than one chronic lung disease. However, according to the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease, 15 to 55 percent of patients with variation by gender and age may have asthma-COPD overlap syndrome (ACOS), a disease that includes components of both asthma and COPD.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, Research,
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Videos

  • Photo cannot be displayed American Lung Association: Lung Research
    Research is crucial to a future where lung disease no longer threatens the health of our families and friends. To help Americans live longer, healthier lives, we must find better methods of detection, treatment and cures for all lung diseases. For 100 years, the American Lung Association has supported research to achieve this goal and we continue to fund, develop, promote and advocate for programs that will result in life-changing advances for people impacted by lung disease. Learn more at Lung.org.
  • Photo cannot be displayed Clinical Trials for Asthma and COPD [video]
    Clinical trials are research studies that try to find better ways to prevent, screen for, diagnose or treat a disease. These critical studies answer specific questions about new interventions—which can be new vaccines, drugs and devices—and measure their effectiveness and safety for patients.
  • Photo cannot be displayed A Patient's Perspective
    Clinical trials are regulated research studies that try to find better ways to prevent, screen for, diagnose or treat a disease. But it can be a little scary when you are asked to be part of one! Learn more about all that you can gain from being part of a clinical trial from these patients.
  • Photo cannot be displayed Dr. Dubinett and the American Lung Association
    Dr. Steven M. Dubinett discusses his history with the American Lung Association over the years. Learn more about how the Lung Association has helped to transform lung disease research at Lung.org/research.
  • Photo cannot be displayed Dr. Dubinett and the Dream Team Initiative for Lung Cancer Research
    Dr. Steven M. Dubinett and Dr. Avrum Spira have pulled together a team of top-notch medical researchers for their Stand Up To Cancer-LUNGevity-American Lung Association Dream Team. Learn more about their three-part plan for a cure for lung cancer at Lung.org/dream-team.
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