For Dr Yet Hong Khor, research means a chance to improve the quality of life and prognosis for pulmonary fibrosis patients.
What inspired or motivated you to undertake this research project?
I want to improve care and outcomes for patients with Pulmonary Fibrosis (PF). My research seeks to look ahead and beyond oxygen therapy, and to understand lung function trajectories in Interstitial Lung Disease. I hope that we can find ways to diagnose lung fibrosis early and to improve patient journeys with suitable and safe treatments.
What have been some of the key findings or outcomes achieved from your research?
Ambulatory oxygen may improve quality of life for people with PF. My research aims for better risk prediction and comprehensive disease management for individualised clinical care in people with PF.
How do you envision this will impact the health and wellbeing of patients?
Research to me means making impacts for better patient care and outcomes. This pilot study has led to a world-first randomised controlled trial of ambulatory oxygen in PF (funded by NHMRC).
How important was funding from Lung Foundation Australia for your work?
Funding from Lung Foundation Australia has allowed me to continue my research work in PF, including international collaborative work.
International collaboration in the research space has allowed Dr Yet Hong Khor to help trial the effectiveness of ambulatory oxygen for patients with PF.
A number of our research awards are funded through generous donations from patients and families impacted by lung disease. If you had the opportunity, what would you say to someone considering donating to lung focused research?
When you donate, your gift brings hope through supporting research, and passion for a better future for lung health.
What change do you hope to see in the lung disease and lung cancer space by 2030?
Improved symptom management, prognostication and holistic care of people with lung disease.
Dr Yet Hong Khor hopes research will lead to a day when people with PF can live a normal life for a great deal longer.
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30 Reasons for Research
In celebration of our 30th anniversary, we are highlighting 30 Reasons to donate to life-changing lung disease and lung cancer research. For the millions of Australians impacted by lung disease and lung cancer, research means more precious moments with loved ones, a chance to experience their next life milestone, and independence to do the day-to-day activities that many of us take for granted.