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Finding a Cure for Lung Cancer: There Is Hope
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
Dream Team Celebrates the Half-Way Mark
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.
When Asthma and COPD Overlap
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Page Last Updated: October 31, 2019
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