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2011-07-12 16:24:00

Landmark Bill Introduced in Senate and House Would Create National Patient Registry, Increase Public Awareness of Lethal Lung Disease WASHINGTON, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF) announced today the Pulmonary Fibrosis Research Enhancement Act (PFREA) has been introduced in the Senate by Senators Chris Coons (D-DE) and Mike Crapo (R-ID) in the U.S. House of Representatives by Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN) and Rep. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI). The...

2011-04-22 09:43:12

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Not much is known about the fatal lung diseases pulmonary fibrosis and interstitial pneumonia. That may change in the near future. Researchers have identified a genetic variation that increases a person's risk of developing pulmonary fibrosis, and in the process, they have uncovered a possible cause for the disease. Idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and familial interstitial pneumonia (FIP) are fatal lung diseases in which progressive scarring of the lungs prevent...

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...

2011-04-20 16:01:00

Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Names Dolly Kervitsky as Vice President of Patient Relations CHICAGO, April 20, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) has appointed respiratory therapist and certified clinical research coordinator, Dolly Kervitsky, RCP, CCRC, as Vice President of Patient Relations. Ms. Kervitsky leaves leadership positions at National Jewish Health (NJH) where she served as the Program Manager for the Interstitial and Autoimmune Lung Disease...

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...

2011-02-23 10:00:00

CPF and PFF Commit to ATS to Fund Grants CULVER CITY, Calif., Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for Pulmonary Fibrosis (CPF), the Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF), and the American Thoracic Society (ATS), the world's leading professional organization for pulmonary, critical care and sleep medicine, today announced that the CPF and PFF will again partner with the ATS to fund Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF) research. "The CPF is dedicated to this important partnership with...

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,...

2010-10-27 11:15:00

Inaugural IPF Summit: From Bench to Bedside to be held in Chicago, IL December 1-3, 2011 in Partnership with National Jewish Health and France Foundation CHICAGO, Oct. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation (PFF) today announced that it is establishing a national scientific conference for idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) physicians and patients beginning in 2011. IPF Summit 2011: From Bench to Bedside, will be held at the Marriott Magnificent Mile in Chicago, IL...


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