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2011-07-05 10:00:00

PF Week Set for Sept. 18-24 CULVER CITY, Calif., July 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) announced today it has set its 2011 National Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) Awareness Week for September 18-24, 2011. The primary goals of this year's activity are to support the Pulmonary Fibrosis Research Enhancement Act (PFREA) that will soon be introduced and to raise awareness of PF issues to Members of Congress and in communities nationwide, while...

2011-06-29 12:00:00

Guy Junker and Stan Savran to Help Launch the First Violet Rippy 5K Walk/Run for the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis PITTSBURGH, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former SPORTSBEAT Co-Hosts Guy Junker and Stan Savran will reunite to host the first Violet Rippy 5K Walk/Run for Pulmonary Fibrosis. The event will be held at the North Shore Riverfront Park in Pittsburgh on Saturday, August 13, 2011 and will benefit the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF). Junker and Savran, both...

2011-04-21 12:00:00

Genetic Variant Associated with MUC5B Gene ID's Major Risk Factor, Points Research in New Direction CULVER CITY, Calif., April 21, 2011/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new discovery in a deadly lung disease may change the direction of research while uncovering increased risk for many patients and families. The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) and the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) applaud the efforts of scientists that led to the discovery of a genetic variation associated with the...

2011-03-18 08:45:00

Vistancia Roadrunners Car Club Holds Breath of Life Car Show for Pulmonary Fibrosis PEORIA, Ariz., March 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Vistancia Roadrunners Car Club is driving an effort to raise awareness and funding for a deadly lung disease that threatens one of their members. Elliot Walsey was diagnosed September 2006 with pulmonary fibrosis (PF), a deadly lung disease that has no FDA approved treatment and no cure. The disease, characterized by uncontrolled and lethal...

2011-03-17 14:03:00

Guidelines Update 11-Year-Old Consensus Statement for Deadly Lung Disease CULVER CITY, Calif., March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) applauds the joint statement issued by the American Thoracic Society for the first evidence-based clinical guidelines for the treatment of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). The guidelines represent progress in understanding of the disease and a milestone for patients. The devastating and deadly disease also...

2011-02-24 10:00:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., Feb. 24, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Bob O'Rourke is used to being a spokesperson. He lent his voice and words to California Institute of Technology (Caltech) for more than 20 years as vice president of public relations. For nearly a year now, O'Rourke has spoken out nationally about the disease that wreaked havoc on his lungs and left his life in the balance. Suffering from Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF), O'Rourke has worked with the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF), a...

2010-12-21 15:59:00

Esbriet (Pirfenidone) Passes Hurdle, Way Clear for EU Approval CULVER CITY, Calif., Dec. 21, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) announced to more than 128,000 patients news that the first drug for the treatment of the deadly lung disease Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) has passed a major hurdle in the European regulatory process and is likely to be approved in all 27 member countries of the European Union (EU). The drug, Espriet (Pirfenidone), has received...

2010-12-08 15:40:00

Pulmonary Fibrosis Claims as Many Lives Each Year as Breast Cancer, Yet Virtually Unknown PEORIA, Ariz., Dec. 8, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Elliot Walsey is on a mission to save others who suffer from the disease that will likely kill him. He was diagnosed September 2006 with pulmonary fibrosis (PF), a deadly lung disease that has no FDA approved treatment and no cure. The disease, characterized by uncontrolled and lethal scarring, is virtually unknown to the general population,...

2010-10-04 11:36:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) has announced its annual awards honoring three critical areas of leadership that impact the work of the Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) community. The recipients, Bob and Sandy O'Rourke, Congressman Brian Baird, and Dr. Naftali Kaminski, are champions for the always-fatal disease by trying to create change, offering support, and giving hope. "The Coalition is proud to honor individuals who have...

2010-09-22 16:29:00

CULVER CITY, Calif., Sept. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During the 8th annual National Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) Awareness Week, Sept. 11 to 18, the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) met with over 45 legislators, both Representatives and Senators, and as of this date there are 139 House co-sponsors for the Pulmonary Fibrosis Research Enhancement Act (PFREA) to fund research on this deadly disease. Pulmonary Fibrosis patients, their families and supporters targeted this year's visits to...


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