Women’s Health Week: Our Fight Against Lung Cancer

2019-05-16T18:55:28+00:00May 16th, 2019|Hot Topics|

Lung cancer in women is a critical women’s health issue in the United States. An average of 181 women die each day of lung cancer—one every 8 minutes. In fact, two-thirds of the never-smoked lung cancer population is female. Why does the number of young women with lung cancer who have never smoked continue to rise? There is no clear answer, but we’re working to make sure research into this issue remains a priority. Last year, The NELSON Trial revealed women [...]

Research Wins Big

2019-05-17T16:57:20+00:00May 7th, 2019|Hot Topics, News|

The GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer is honored to announce that on May 2 two of our programs received Your Cancer’s Cancer Community (C2) Awards. These awards celebrate “the unsung heroes of cancer care”—individuals and organizations that advance cancer care and work to improve the lives of those living with the disease. The Centers of Excellence (COE) program received Your Cancer’s C2 Catalyst for Care Award. This category recognized nominees making the experience of cancer care easier for patients. We [...]

What a Difference a Year Makes

2019-01-29T17:54:05+00:00January 29th, 2019|Hot Topics|

Dear Lung Cancer Community, As we dive into 2019 and further our efforts to advance new life-saving research and treatments for the lung cancer community, we want to take a moment to say thank you and reflect on what we accomplished together in 2018. Distributed over 90,000 pieces of patient-facing educational materials on diagnosis, treatment and support services to healthcare facilities across the country. Informed more than 420,000 website visitors with information and resources on risk, early detection, treatment, research [...]

2019 Forecast for Lung Cancer Research and Treatments

2019-01-24T16:10:01+00:00January 24th, 2019|Hot Topics|

Last year was an exciting year for lung cancer research with more U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval decisions relevant to lung cancer than ever before.  So, what can we expect for 2019?  Another eventful year with researchers studying how to best give the approved drugs (i.e. what order and combinations) as well as expanding the options with more types of therapies. IMMUNOTHERAPY IN NON-SMALL CELL LUNG CANCER First, there is the rapidly growing field of immunotherapy.  We have [...]

LCA’s Research Showcased on a World Stage

2018-10-04T13:38:47+00:00September 18th, 2018|Hot Topics, News|

The Lung Cancer Alliance team is heading to IASLC's World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC), Toronto, Canada from September 23-28, 2018 and will be presenting on hot topics in the field of lung cancer including: clinical trials, long-term survivorship, stigma, advocacy and much more! Below are details on our whereabouts and what we will be discussing.  If you are in Toronto, stop by! For news and updates live from the event, follow us on Twitter at @LCAorg or via the event [...]

An Unexpected Path

2018-09-11T17:12:25+00:00September 11th, 2018|Hot Topics, News|

Shanen M. Sherrer, PhD By Shanen M. Sherrer, PhD Shanen M. Sherrer, PhD, is the Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, St. Mary’s College of Maryland. We interviewed Dr. Sherrer to find out about her career as a cancer researcher, how attending a Shine A Light event impacted her work and what’s on the horizon in lung cancer research. Q: What attracted you to the field of cancer research? A: I always knew that I [...]

A Message from Our President

2018-03-21T20:28:20+00:00December 19th, 2017|Hot Topics, News|

Dear Friend, As 2017 prepares to come to a close, let’s take this moment to reflect upon what we have accomplished to improve survivorship, provide support and bring our community together in a lasting and meaningful way. Together we secured more federal research funding, helped patients navigate clinical trials and get molecular testing, launched a new website to make finding information easier and faster, expanded our network of screening centers of excellence across the country to over 530 so that [...]

Science & Research Advances in 2017

2018-03-21T20:37:45+00:00December 14th, 2017|Hot Topics, News|

By Jennifer C. King, PhD, Director of Science & Research at Lung Cancer Alliance Research on the treatment of lung cancer has been moving quickly and 2017 was no different. Precision medicine was a key theme this year - there have been many treatment advances that depend on the gene changes in each person’s lung cancer. Approvals of New Drugs and Molecular Tests The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved brand new drugs for non-small cell lung [...]

November is Just the Beginning

2018-03-21T21:05:02+00:00December 7th, 2017|Hot Topics, News|

LCAM 2017 This November was the most impactful Lung Cancer Awareness Month (LCAM) to date! With your efforts, time and ongoing support we were able to reach more people, raise more awareness and ignite more change than ever before. Thanks to all those who came out to an LCAM event. Shine a Light on Lung Cancer, the largest coordinated lung cancer event, spanned across 167 hospitals nationwide with about 8,350 attendees, while volunteer-driven fundraisers raised over $4,000. The online community [...]