Hart Long Centrum

Pathogenesis and treatment of chronic pulmonary diseases

Chronic lung diseases and lung cancer have an enormous impact on the patient and on society worldwide. The aim of our research is to improve patient care and treatment of patients through a better understanding of the pathogenesis of these diseases and improving treatment.

To this end, the department of Pulmonology applies an integrated approach of basic, translational and clinical research and has a main focus on the following lung diseases: Lung cancer, Interstitial lung diseases (ILD) and Emphysema (in Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease and α-antitrypsin deficiency).

Research themes

Our research supports regenerative medicine strategies in lung repair is integrated in the following Research themes in the LUMC: