How immune cells respond to signals from damaged lung cells

How immune cells respond to signals from damaged lung cells IPF (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis) is a rare lung disease that causes irreversible scarring of the lungs and has a very low survival rate. It is estimated that 7,000 people are currently living with this disease in Australia. Tylah Miles, a second year PhD student within […]

Professor Gary Lee named Cancer Researcher of the Year

Professor Gary Lee named Cancer Researcher of the Year Prof Gary Lee, head of the Pleural Medicine Unit has been awarded the 2019 Cancer Researcher of the Year by the Cancer Council WA. Prof Lee is a world leader in pleural medicine and has been instrumental in advancing treatment options for patients with lung and […]

John’s story

John’s story Hi, my name is John and I live with IPF, a life-threatening condition that has no cure. Seven years ago, I was diagnosed with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), a rare lung disease that causes irreversible scarring of the lungs and has a very low survival rate. It is estimated that 7,000 people are […]

Melbourne Cup Day Lunch

Melbourne Cup Day Lunch Tuesday 5th November 2019 Get ready to frock up, dig out the fascinator and book that annual leave and join us at the Melbourne Cup Day event of the year. This is Perth’s most enjoyable Melbourne Cup lunch event for 2019. You will get to have a great time, enjoy a […]

Where you should celebrate the Melbourne Cup in Perth in 2019

Where you should celebrate the Melbourne Cup in Perth in 2019 Tuesday 5th November 2019 Looking for something different to do this Melbourne Cup Day? Celebrate the race in style while helping to improve the lives of people with cystic fibrosis. Attend the Institute for Respiratory Health’s Melbourne Cup Luncheon at Fraser’s Restaurant, Kings Park. […]

Perth Clinical Trials

Join a clinical trial

Join a clinical trial If you live with a respiratory illness, a clinical trial may give you access to new, innovative treatments as well as first-class care from a range of specialists. Clinical trials are research studies involving people. They test ways to treat and prevent disease and are the gold standard tests for decisions on […]

Thanks to our HBF heroes $14,494 was raised for research!

Thanks to our HBF heroes $14,494 was raised for research! We would like to thank our dedicated fundraisers for all of their hard work and for helping us to improve the life of everyone living with a respiratory condition. The Kelly Gang Kat and Hannah’s Dad’s family grew up in Wittenoom, WA, before the town […]

Help fund vital research before June 30

Help fund vital research before June 30 So that we can end the suffering caused by lung disease Please donate before June 30 and help people like John living with a chronic lung condition.   John lives with IPF, a life-threatening condition that has no cure IPF (idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis) is a rare lung disease […]

Helping patients with advanced cancers breathe easier

Helping patients with advanced cancers breathe easier More than 8000 Australians and one million cancer patients worldwide suffer from breathlessness because of a build-up of fluid in the chest called malignant pleural effusion (MPE). MPE can complicate most cancers, causing significant illness and death, including 1 in 4 lung and breast cancer patients. Australia has […]

New treatment for bronchiectasis

New treatment for bronchiectasis Bronchiectasis is a lung condition where the bronchi (lung branches) are damaged and therefore cannot clear themselves. This causes inflammation, leading to infections in the airways. It also prevents individuals from breathing easily. There is no known cure for the lung condition bronchiectasis, however, a new treatment for bronchiectasis is being trialled by our Clinical […]