Goal 3: Advance Translational Research

Novel Treatments for COPD

COPD is a major health problem leading to 140,000 deaths in the United States. Treatments are supportive, but there is a compelling need for treatments that modify the progression of the disease and that prevent exacerbations. There needs to be a research infrastructure that unites basic, translational, and clinical researchers to develop new approaches. Although this challenge had been met in the past with the now discontinued SCCOR mechanism, new mechanisms of research support that permit inter-institutional collaborations and networks of investigators will be needed to provide a unified approach to curing COPD. .

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