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Cambridge Institute for Medical Research


Professor Stefan Marciniak is a research group leader at CIMR and an honorary consultant respiratory physician at both Cambridge University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust and Royal Papworth. He will co-lead the UK’s first Familial Pneumothorax Rare Disease Collaborative Network, together with Professor Kevin Blyth (Queen Elizabeth University Hospital and University of Glasgow). Pneumothorax is caused by a lung air leak, resulting in painful lung deflation and shortness of breath.  The aim of the new Network is to optimise the care and treatment of patients with rare, inherited forms of familial pneumothorax, and to support the research which Prof. Marciniak and colleagues are carrying out into this condition.