Adult Cystic Fibrosis

This information is useful for adults
 multidisciplinary team approach
Why Yale Medicine?
  • We use a multidisciplinary team approach, addressing physical and social issues.
  • Geneticists and endocrinologists help make diagnoses and plan treatment.
  • We tap into the latest research by Yale Medicine scientists and others.

In the past, people diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, an inherited disease that causes of a buildup of mucus in the lungs,  were told that they would only live into their teens or 20s. But with earlier detection and improved therapies, people with cystic fibrosis are living longer, more active lives than ever before.

Yale Medicine's Adult Cystic Fibrosis Program uses a multidisciplinary team approach. Each team includes a physician, nurse, nutritionist, physical therapist, respiratory therapist, and social worker to address patient and family needs.

Clinical Trials

New treatments for many conditions are tested in clinical trials, which ultimately bring lifesaving new drugs and devices to the patients who need them most. By participating in a clinical trial, you may get access to the most advanced treatments for your condition, and help determine their benefits for future patients.