The Centre of Research Excellence in Pulmonary Fibrosis

For the thousands of Australians living with Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF), research means access to life-changing new treatments and hope for a cure. This PF Awareness Month (September), join Australians living with PF, their family, carers and researchers who are standing up as Heroes for Hope to raise awareness and funds for life-changing PF research.

What is the CRE-PF?

Through our multi-million-dollar research program, Lung Foundation Australia partners with the Centre of Research Excellence in Pulmonary Fibrosis (CRE-PF) to train emerging researchers and drive discoveries to better understand and treat this debilitating and progressive condition. The CRE-PF was established in 2017 and brings together a multidisciplinary team of internationally recognised expert clinicians and researchers from across Australia. The centre conducts a nationally-coordinated, clinically-focused research program to address the urgent need for more effective, personalised approaches to identify and better manage fibrotic lung diseases, as well as to educate the public and train future generations of researchers in Pulmonary Fibrosis.

Together with a team of researchers across Australia, we are looking at ways to identify which patients with lung fibrosis are likely to progress quicker than others. Some of the exciting new results have shown that there are blood and CT scan biomarkers which help us in that, and this will allow us to provide targeted and personalised treatment as early as possible.

A/Prof Tamera Corte, Centre of Research Excellence in Pulmonary Fibrosis (CRE-PF) Chief Investigator

Scientific breakthroughs take time and brilliant minds.
With greater awareness and funding, researchers can continue to make life-changing discoveries. You can help drive real and lasting change by becoming a Hero for Hope this Pulmonary Fibrosis Awareness Month. Give hope to Australian families affected by PF. Every dollar makes a difference and helps fuel life-changing research.