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Promedior Presents Encouraging Results from Clinical Study of PRM-151 in Patients with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis

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Gene Linked to Lung Fibrosis and Its Survival

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Obituary - Ian Harry Alexander

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TAFF and La Maison des Greffés Lina Cyr announce a strategic partnership

Micheline Cyr Asselin named Honorary President of 5th annual E-Challenge fundraiser

Friday June 22nd, 2012 – The Alexander Family Foundation (TAFF) and La Maison des Greffés Lina Cyr (La Maison des Greffés) are pleased to announce a strategic partnership that will provide direct financial support to lung-transplant patients residing at La Maison des Greffés in Montréal.

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Test Approved to Help Treat Common Infection in Transplant Patients

The first DNA test to help doctors treat a common viral infection in people who have had a solid organ transplant has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration.

U.S. News & World Report

In Israel, a New Approach to Organ Donation


By DANIELLE OFRI, M.D. on February 16, 2012, 9:00 AM

One of the most agonizing spots in medicine is the “transplant list.” When I’ve referred patients for organ transplant — heart, liver, kidney — it is the start of an anguished wait. The clock ticks for my patient as we watch her clinical status decline, all the while harboring that excruciating hope that someone will die soon enough to make an organ available. In the case of kidney donation, which can come from a live donor, it is the desperate hope that someone will decide to make this enormous personal sacrifice.

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Lung transplant patient helps others facing same fate


By ALYCIA AMBROZIAK, The Gazette, September 15, 2011


 A double-lung transplant may have knocked Ian Alexander down for a while, but the Lachine resident has found yet another goal in life: to raise funds to help others diagnosed with Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis, the disease that almost felled him.

And that's why Alexander will be on the greens at the Ste. Rose Golf Club in Laval on Sept. 22 as golf committee chairman of the fourth annual E-Challenge golf tournament.

"The E-Challenge objective is to raise funds for patients stricken by IPF, a lung disorder characterized by progressive scarring, robbing victims of their ability to breathe - patients who desperately need financial support in order to get a lung transplant," said Alexander. "I know what it's like."

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University of Kentucky pioneers use of life-saving device


POSTED BY CHERYL TRUMAN -  ON 7/31/11  — This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it


Ernie Gillispie might not understand the elaborate mechanics that got his body strong enough to withstand a double-lung transplant. They delight him nonetheless.

Gillispie could walk only a few feet in February. Now, the former coal miner and black lung sufferer from Pike County, who was thought too sick to be placed on the transplant list, can walk two miles at a time.


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