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“If I’d been diagnosed 5 years ago, I wouldn’t be here today.”
~Carol Brickell, Living with ROS1-positive non small cell lung cancer

Your donation to Lung Cancer Foundation of America will help to fund research that will find new treatments for lung cancer patients everywhere.

Research is so important because each new research discovery could extend lives by months or even years. The fact is that many personalized treatments only became available within the past 5 years, and new treatments are becoming available to patients only through funded research.

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A lung cancer diagnosis can be like going to a foreign country.

You need to learn a new language. In order to get where you want to go, you need to learn what questions to ask and how to ask them. A good place to start is our Hope With Answers℠ video series.


Latest in lung cancer research

LCFA is committed to keeping you up to date on the latest, most hopeful and helpful, information.

Find reliable information about advances in lung cancer research – or scientific discoveries dealing with lung cancer – to assist the lung cancer patient and caregiver community.


should take your breath away
…not lung cancer.

As they will tell you themselves, they’re able to be #LivingWithLungCancer because advances in lung cancer research have provided the therapies and protocols that are the right treatment for the right patients at the right time.

Funding Young Investigators

To attract the best and the brightest to the field of lung cancer, LCFA is committed to supporting young investigators with significant grant funding to pursue a long-term project over the course of multiple years.

Since its establishment in 2007, LCFA research grants have funded over $4 million dollars in lung cancer research in partnership with the largest international clinical society focusing on lung cancer, the IASLC (International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer).

Donate to help Lung Cancer Foundation of America fund another Young Investigator

Raising Awareness of Lung Cancer’s Deadly Impact & Disproportionate Research Funding

The truth is, lung cancer kills more than these 3 deadly cancers combined.

Lung cancer: 135,720

  • Breast cancer: 42,170
  • Prostate cancer: 33,330
  • Colon cancer: 53,200

Sadly, federal funding for lung cancer research per related death in 2021 was just $2,634 compared to:

  • $13,715 for breast cancer
  • $6,008 for prostate cancer
  • $5,123 for colorectal cancer