March 2014

At Lung Institute, we take pride in educating our patients about our procedures and what to expect before and after treatment. One great resource made available by the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR) is a list of questions entitled, “Questions to Ask a Stem Cell Clinic.” The Lung Institute team has answered these questions to help you learn more about stem cell therapy and whether or not treatment might be right for you.

Lung Institute was a proud sponsor of the American Lung Association’s Fight for Air Stair Climb this past weekend in downtown Tampa. Members of the team raced up 42 floors in support of lung disease prevention and research. We had a great time and look forward to next year’s event! Have you been treated at Lung Institute and would like to share your treatment story? We would love to feature you in our next edition. Contact us at

The American Lung Association directs visitors seeking information about stem cell treatments for lung disease to the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR). The ISSCR is an independent, nonprofit organization established to promote and foster the exchange and dissemination of information and ideas relating to stem cells, to encourage the general field of research involving stem cells and to promote professional and public education in all areas of stem cell research and application. The ISSCR has put together a useful list of questions to ask a stem cell clinic.
The questions listed below have been taken from the ISSCR Patient Handbook. To view these questions without answers, click here. We have put together a list of answers from the Lung Institute team to help you make an educated decision about whether or not stem cell therapy for lung disease is right for you.
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This past weekend, Lung Institute participated as a proud sponsor of the Fight for Air Stair Climb, an event hosted by the American Lung Association in support of lung disease research, education, and prevention. The stair climb happens in tall buildings in different cities across the United States. Often, firefighters and law enforcement participate in the climb wearing their full gear to show support for the cause.

This is the second consecutive year that the Lung Institute team has participated in the event. As a team, we agree that this challenge definitely put our lungs to the test! We ran up 42 floors in the Bank of American building in downtown Tampa and look forward to participating in the event again next year.

Click the link to find out how we did in the competition!

* All treatments performed at Lung Institute utilize autologous stem cells, meaning those derived from a patient's own body. No fetal or embryonic stem cells are utilized in Lung Institute's procedures. Lung Institute aims to improve patients' quality of life and help them breathe easier through the use of autologous stem cell therapy. To learn more about how stem cells work for lung disease, click here.

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