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American Lung Association News - You Can Help Power Research Discoveries

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September 26, 2022


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For over a century, the American Lung Association has advanced medical and scientific research to move us closer to a world free of lung disease.

People like you made these breakthroughs possible:

1950
Identified medication that prevents the spread of tuberculosis and the development of serious complications.

1959
Discovered a key feature of respiratory distress syndrome, which led to treatments that saved more than 800,000 babies’ lives.

1989
Decoded the gene that causes cystic fibrosis, opening the door for treatment development, including gene therapy.

2001
Determined the flu vaccine is safe for people with asthma, preventing an estimated 104,000 hospitalizations every year.

2007
Found a once-daily asthma treatment works as well as a twice- daily drug, saving patients billions of dollars in medication costs.

2008
Identified a major oncogene in lung cancer, uncovering the potential for new treatments that inhibit the growth of tumor cells.

2022
The best is yet to come, but only with your generous support!

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