TRANSPLANT ADVANCES: FIRST DRUG TRIAL FOR LUNG TRANSPLANT REJECTION

I am cautiously optimistic.  I admit I was very excited when I came across this press release that was posted to The Lung Transplant Foundation‘s Facebook page.  As usual, I try to temper my excitement with the reality we won’t know what’s possible for awhile or if this is just a step in the right direction.

I realize the drug is only in Phase II trials now, but it does show promise.  Continue reading

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Archived Webinar: Lung Transplant

Last week the American Thoracic Society PAR (Public Advisory Roundtable) & the Lung Transplant Foundation (LTF) co-hosted an interesting webinar.  The first half of the webinar focused on Looking Beyond Survival & the second half focused on The Common Cold – A Cause of Chronic Allograft Dysfunction (CLAD).

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Lung Rejection Webinar (Archive)

On December 10, 2015 the American Thoracic Society (ATS) & the Lung Transplant Foundation (LTF) jointly hosted a webinar for Lung Transplant Week at the ATS. The clinician presenter was Cynthia Gries, Director of Lung Transplantation at the Florida Hospital Transplant Institute.  Continue reading

Lung Transplant Week: American Thoracic Society (ATS) & Lung Transplant Foundation (LTF)

I’ve spoken to the American Thoracic Society (ATS) before, worked with them professionally through Medscape, & on some other nonprofit projects.  I love this organization for several reasons.  One of them being that they circulate so much good information on so many different diseases.

The Lung Transplant Foundation (LTF) Foundation also puts great & accurate information out on their social media outlets.  That’s how I came to find out about them.

I’m glad both organizations put together this joint effort for this week to raise awareness about lung transplants.

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