We believe that the key to understanding, finding new treatments, and ultimately curing asthma lies in research. The research that we have undertaken in the past has had an important effect on our understanding of the disease.
Severe Asthma: The Canadian Patient Journey
Our study, Severe Asthma: The Canadian Patient Journey revealed the social, financial and health impacts of Severe Asthma on the lives of Canadians. This landmark study is now used to educate, raise awareness and advocate on behalf of the estimated 150,000 – 250,000 Canadians living with Severe Asthma.
Read the report:
Characteristics of Patients with Mild to Severe Asthma in Canada
We support collaboration with community and corporate partners on research that furthers treatment options. In 2016 we worked with Teva Canada in an epidemiological study of the patterns, causes and effects of eosinophilic asthma to better understand the size and scale of the Severe Asthma community. We are proud to have been a part of this study, which leads to a better understanding of eosinophils, a biomarker found in the blood and its relation to asthma, which may lead to the development of more personalized treatments.
View Asthma Canada’s past research initiatives.