Rare Lung Diseases Center

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The Rare Lung Diseases Center seeks to change the diagnostic pathway for rare lung diseases by expanding genetic and pathologic testing for this patient population.

Achieving a specific pulmonary diagnosis has been historically challenging, as children with disparate types of lung disease present with overlapping clinical symptoms and nonspecific radiologic findings of diffuse lung disease. An accurate, precise diagnosis is essential for ensuring that children receive the best treatment for their particular disease.

This Frontier Program will build upon its basic science platform and seek to identify novel genetic targets, develop biomarkers, and model the molecular mechanisms in rare lung diseases to allow for enhanced outcomes for all patients.

Please see the Division of Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine for related information.