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2014-03-27 12:30:22

CHICAGO, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Patients with pulmonary fibrosis (PF), their caregivers, family members, and health care providers will now be able to access a centralized communications center. Established by the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF), the leading pulmonary fibrosis patient advocacy organization, the PFF Patient Communication Center (PCC) will be the first-ever comprehensive communication resource that will be available to the PF community. This...

2014-02-04 16:28:20

Chief Medical Officer and Chairman of the Steering Committee for the PFF Care Center Network and PFF Patient Registry Announced CHICAGO, Feb. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) today announced two key additions to their staff. Gregory P. Cosgrove, MD, has been named Chief Medical Officer and Kevin R. Flaherty, MD, MS, has been named Chairman of the Steering Committee of the PFF Care Center Network and PFF Patient Registry. "We are pleased to...

2013-12-17 12:26:27

PFF Summit 2013: An Environment to Improve Education, Facilitate Research, and Increase Disease Awareness CHICAGO, Dec. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) presented its second biennial healthcare conference, PFF Summit 2013: From Bench to Bedside, in La Jolla, California, from December 5-7, 2013. The innovative conference brought together medical professionals, patients, and caregivers for a three-day meeting. Over 520 people, including...

2013-12-10 08:30:34

- Largest multi-center registry in world to advance understanding of pulmonary fibrosis - BRISBANE, Calif., Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- InterMune (NASDAQ: ITMN) today announced its support of the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation, a leading patient advocacy organization dedicated to advancing care for people with pulmonary fibrosis worldwide, to establish the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Care Center Network and Patient Registry. The Care Center Network will launch in 2014 with nine...

2013-12-10 08:29:48

National Network of Leading Academic Medical Centers and National Database of Patient Information Will Spread Knowledge, Improve Care, Improve Clinical Research, and Promote Discovery CHICAGO, Dec. 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At the biennial PFF Summit the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) announced its plans to establish the PFF Care Center Network (CCN) and the PFF Patient Registry. These initiatives will improve the health and quality of life of patients suffering from...

2013-11-08 16:25:25

Breathe Benefit 2013: Community Inspiring a Cure Honors Co-Founder and Acknowledges Research Grant Recipients and Volunteer Leaders CHICAGO, Nov. 8, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) held its annual dinner, the Breathe Benefit 2013: Community Inspiring a Cure, on October 26, 2013, at The Drake Hotel in Chicago. The event raised almost $200,000 to support the Foundation's mission to find a cure for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), advocate...

2013-10-09 12:26:15

Conference brings together Daughters from across the United States to build awareness of devastating disease CULVER CITY, Calif., Oct. 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) is pleased to announce the first ever Daughters of Pulmonary Fibrosis Leadership Conference to be held at the Marriott Marquis in downtown Atlanta, Friday, October 11 to Saturday, October 12. This unique program will bring together relatives of past and present patients with idiopathic...

2013-09-24 12:28:28

NEW YORK, Sept. 24, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- In support of Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month, Boehringer Ingelheim and the Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) are teaming up to raise awareness of idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis, or IPF, a progressive and fatal disease that causes permanent scarring of the lungs, difficulty breathing, and prevents oxygen from getting to the body. This collaboration also features actress Rose McGowan, who is best known for her leading role in the hit...

2013-08-16 16:22:19

Foundation and Community Initiatives Offer Opportunities for Improving Patient Advocacy, Education, and Awareness in September CHICAGO, Aug. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) announced today that it has designated September 7 as the second annual Global Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Day, as part of a month of awareness activities. Awareness is critical for any disease, but it is even more important for a rare disease like pulmonary fibrosis (PF). As...

2013-05-22 10:19:08

A paper recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine and co-written by physicians and scientists at the University of Colorado School of Medicine finds that an important genetic risk factor for pulmonary fibrosis can be used to identify individuals at risk for this deadly lung disease. Researchers looked at a fairly common variant of the gene for mucin-5B, a protein that is a component of the mucous produced by the bronchial tubes. While this variant of the MUC5B gene is...