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The Lung Center News and Publications

We keep patients, caregivers and the medical community informed about the latest happenings at the Brigham and Women’s Hospital Lung Center through press releases, Pulmonary Advances newsletter and BWH Clinical & Research News. Below is a list of our recent lung-related news stories.

News and Publications

January 24, 2017 - Farbod Rahaghi, MD, PhD, Wins ATS Foundation/Pulmonary, Hypertension Association Award

Farbod Rahaghi, MD, PhD, of the Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, has been awarded a two-year, $40,000 annual grant from the American Thoracic Society (ATS) Foundation’s Research Program and the Pulmonary Hypertension Association.

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October 21, 2016 BWH Sets Life-Giving Record for Lung Transplants

In the last year, members of The Lung Center clinical team at Brigham and Women’s Hospital have performed a record 51 transplants, the most ever done in one year at BWH or in any one hospital in New England.

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August 8, 2016 Camp Elected to Organ Procurement Transplant Organization/United Network for Organ Sharing (OPTN/UNOS)

Phillip Camp, Jr., MD, FACS, was appointed to the Membership and Professional Standards Committee of OPTN/UNOS, working to ensure that members meet and remain in compliance with OPTN/UNOS Criteria for Institutional Membership.

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July 1, 2016 Image-guided Video-assisted Surgery Helps Remove Small Lung Masses

Real-time image-guided video-assisted thoracic surgery procedures are helping remove small lung cancers less invasively at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

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May 18, 2016 Lung Cancer: A Women’s Health Imperative

The Connors Center for Women’s Health and Gender Biology at BWH released a report, Lung Cancer: A Women’s Health Imperative, to bring greater awareness to the impact this deadly cancer has on women.

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May 11, 2016 Persistent Childhood Asthma Linked to COPD

Study finds that early lung function predicts lung growth later in life.

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May 3, 2016 Raphael Bueno, MD, wins 2016 iMig Research Award

The iMig Research Award is awarded every two years to recognize the potential significance and impact on the field of novel mesothelioma research.

May 3, 2016 Brigham and Women’s Hospital Lung Center & JazzBoston Partner to Bring Two Healing Arts Together

“The rhythm of life is a jazz rhythm” – Langston Hughes

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Feb 29, 2016 New Genetic Insights into Mesothelioma

By sequencing samples from more than 200 tumors, researchers have uncovered rare but actionable mutations and a broader understanding of the disease’s mutation patterns.

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Jul 21, 2015 Brigham and Women’s Hospital Ranked Sixth on U.S. News & World Report Honor Roll of Best Hospitals

BWH advances three spots to highest-ever ranking.

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Clinical and Research News

May 2016 Bridging the Islands of Heart and Lung Medicine

Bradley Wertheim, MD shares insights gained from working across the boundaries of two academic specialties.

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May 2016 A Breath of Fresh Air for Asthma Research

Juan Carlos Cardet, MD is working to better understand asthma and its potential treatments.

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April 2016 Brigham Building for the Future: Pulmonary Researchers Ready for Move into New Space

Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine researchers prepare for move to new location.

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June 2015 Elizabeth Henske, MD Breathes New Life into LAM and TSC Research

A series of breakthroughs has led to a pivotal moment in understanding and treating diseases of the lung.

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