1 in 5 people will develop a lung condition during their lifetime. Yet research into lung disease is severely underfunded, with less than 5% of all medical research funding in the UK invested in this area. With support like yours we have been leading research into lung disease for over 30 years.
We know that where there is research, there is hope.
The BLF’s mission is that every person with a respiratory disease:
has an accurate and timely diagnosis
can access the best quality, personalised treatments when they need it
receives up to date support to enable them to manage their condition
Your support will help research projects like these:
COPD Diagnosis – Dr Maria Pikoula, University College London: My project uses artificial intelligence to review electronic health records. This will help to identify the differences in patients with COPD, asthma and bronchiectasis, and allow doctors to diagnose these conditions better and identify the best way to treat these patients.
Treatment for mesothelioma – Professor Dean Fennell, University of Leicester: I’m running a study where we’re trying to extend mesothelioma survival rates. If this treatment is as effective for mesothelioma as we believe it could be, then we’ll be able to increase the number of choices for every patient.
Prevention for IPF – Dr Nicholas Hannan, University of Nottingham: I am studying how bacterial infections make idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) worse. I’m looking to find targets that my team can develop therapies against to prevent this from happening and therefore improve the quality of life in IPF patients.