Research provides us all with hope that one day we will live in a world without lung disease.
Medical advances made possible through research by the American Lung Association have helped shed new light on many devastating lung diseases, bringing us closer to our goal of one day finding a cure. Your support helps to fund this research and with your help, the Lung Association continues to be instrumental in launching the careers of some of the most promising scientists.
The innovative and creative researchers supported by the Lung Association’s Nationwide Research Program have improved treatment and advanced the understanding of devastating diseases including lung cancer, asthma, and COPD—this work fuels our fight against lung disease.
Research conducted by Dr. Omar Tliba, of Thomas Jefferson University, explores more effective therapy for asthma patients who don’t respond well to the treatment that is normally a mainstay in controlling asthma.
As a result of support from the American Lung Association Biomedical Research Grant, Dr. Tliba has helped us better understand what causes inflammation in the lungs of people with asthma. His research has also resulted in the surprising discovery that vitamin D may help these patients respond better to the most commonly used treatments.
Nearly 34 million people in the U.S. suffer with lung disease. Please help the American Lung Association ease their burden and save lives by continuing to support our fight for air.