The University of Saskatchewan has launched a new research centre specializing in respiratory health.
Director of the Respiratory Research Centre, Donna Goodridge, says more than one in four Canadians will suffer from lung disease in their lifetime, and lung cancer kills more people than breast, ovarian, colon and prostate cancer combined.
She feels the impact of respiratory illnesses are undervalued and under researched.
“And that’s one of the reasons why, in the University of Saskatchewan, within the province of Saskatchewan, we really want to focus on a interdisciplinary approach to tackling some of the really important issues surrounding the prevention and care and treatment of people with respiratory illnesses,” Goodridge said.
Goodridge says they have access to the Colleges of Medicine, Pharmacy and Nutrition, Nursing, Public Policy, and the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, helping them look into research to help improve breathing.
Current research includes studying lung cancer, sleep apnea, asthma and COPD.