Advancing Research of Lung Diseases
The field of pulmonary research is advancing rapidly, and many of the most impressive strides in prevention, diagnosis and treatment are happening at the Temple Lung Center. Here, basic scientists and clinical researchers work side-by-side to unravel the mechanisms of lung disease, discover new treatments and test lifesaving devices.
Much of Temple’s pulmonary research takes place in the Center for Inflammation, Translational and Clinical Lung Research. This center is composed of basic, pre-clinical, translational and clinical researchers who are interested in the pathogenesis of lung disease. Working together, they are creating a better understanding of genetic and environmental causes of advanced lung disease, discovering novel therapies and providing individualized patient care.
Clinical Trials for Patients with Lung Disease
What Are Clinical Trials?
A clinical trial is a research study that compares medical treatments to see if one works better than another for a certain disease.
Why Participate in Clinical Trials?
For patients with lung disease, being a part of a clinical trial offers hope for improved health If you have a respiratory condition like asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary hypertension, lung cancer or other condition, you may wish to consider being a participant.
To find out more about clinical trials at the Temple Lung Center, please call 215-707-1359.
You could help us make these diseases a thing of the past. Our doctors take part in dozens of clinical trials. They frequently present the results of trials at national conferences.
Clinical Trials and Informed Consent
All clinical trials require informed consent — the process of making sure you know what may happen to you during the clinical trial. Before you sign this document, our staff will go over the details of the study with you, including any procedures and potential risks and benefits of the trial.
If you decide to stop participating in the trial, you will still be able to see your Lung Center doctors.