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2010-08-23 14:49:00

CPF Commits to ATS to Fund Four New 2-Year Grants Totaling $400,000 CULVER CITY, Calif., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) and the American Thoracic Society (ATS), the world's leading professional organization for pulmonary, critical care and sleep physicians, today announced that the CPF will again partner with the ATS to continue to fund Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) research. The CPF and the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) will each commit...

2010-08-12 12:52:00

Deadly Lung Disease has no FDA Approved Therapies, Desperately Needs Treatment Options SAN JOSE, Calif., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) is urging the more than 128,000 people known to suffer from the deadly lung disease, pulmonary fibrosis (PF), to consider clinical trials, including two new ones funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Clinical trials of potential drug therapies are critical to the discovery of treatments for any...

2010-08-04 14:05:00

Landmark Bill Would Create National Patient Registry, Increase Public Awareness of Deadly Lung Disease; House bill has 136 co-sponsors WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) announced today the Pulmonary Fibrosis Research Enhancement Act (PFREA) has been introduced by Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) in the U.S. Senate. The bill will fund the creation of a national Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) patient registry, and call on...

2010-07-29 12:38:00

Fleet of More than 30 Trucks Make Trips Daily Cross Country Potentially Reaching Millions, Jumbotron Ad on Busy CA Freeway Reaches More than 130,000 People Daily SAN JOSE, Calif., July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) announced today a nationwide advertising campaign to spread the word about Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) is underway in an untraditional setting - on the nation's interstates. Together, a billboard ad and truck ads are part of a nationwide...

2010-06-14 12:59:00

Show to Air Tuesday, June 15th SAN JOSE, Calif., June 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) announced today one of the first major national media coverage opportunities for the CPF and Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF). NBC's TODAY Show will focus on the disease in an interview with California patient Bob O'Rourke, who suffers from the disease and will die from it unless he receives a lung transplant in time. The show will air tomorrow, June 15th, on NBC. Please...

2010-05-04 18:01:00

Decision Marks Delay in Potential First Treatment for Deadly Disease SAN JOSE, Calif., May 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF), representing tens of thousands of patients, is responding to the news that the FDA chose to ask for further study of Pirfenidone, which will delay potential approval of the first drug in the treatment of Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF), a lethal lung disease that is irreversible, progressive and deadly in an average of three years. On...

2010-04-09 11:50:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., April 9 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis, The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation and the Pulmonary Fibrosis Association of Texas today announced the launch of a special, grassroots campaign to build increased national awareness of Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF). "Blue Shirt Friday" is the first combined national effort by the three nonprofit organizations that each focus on the fight for treatments and a cure for the fatal lung disease that takes as...

2010-03-19 12:00:00

SAN JOSE, Calif., March 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following joint statement was issued today by the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis and the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation: Though the news last week was good news for the 10,000 brave first responders to the 9/11 crisis, it by no means signals an end to the need for continued study of lung diseases attributed to the devastating World Trade Center (WTC) disaster - the settlement is really just the tip of the iceberg. The aftermath...

2010-03-10 14:49:00

PF Patients Plead with FDA Advisory Panel to Hear Their Voices, Understand Their Plight SILVER SPRING, Md., March 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) and the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) are applauding the efforts of Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) patients and family members for their work to convey to the FDA and an FDA Advisory Committee the sense of urgency and desperation regarding the disease and the lack of treatment options. Their words were...

2010-02-11 12:55:00

Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) Included on Newest Disease Listing of Compassionate Allowances SAN JOSE, Calif., Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) is praising Social Security Commissioner Michael Astrue's announcement this morning via press release that Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF), also known as Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF), and a listing of 37 other diseases and life-threatening medical conditions are the latest additions to Social...