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of researchers LCFA can fund

Help Change the Numbers

“Based on my own personal experience, the LCFA Young Investigator award was the very first grant that I was ever awarded. I’ve been able to leverage that now into several million dollars worth of funding.”
~Dr. Kellie Smith, assistant professor of oncology at Johns Hopkins Medicine

Your donation to LCFA will help to fund research that will find new treatments for lung cancer patients everywhere.

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Recently diagnosed?

Learn what questions to ask and how to ask them.

A good place to start is with HOPE – LCFA’s Hope With Answers℠ is there for you to watch or listen throughout your lung cancer journey – especially The First 7 Days podcast series.


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LCFA is committed to keeping you up to date on the latest, most hopeful, and helpful information. View the latest lung cancer research news or start your information search here.


should take your breath away
…not lung cancer.

Read fascinating Living With Lung Cancer stories. Illustrating advances in lung cancer research, these stories share hope that as patients are provided the right treatment at the right time, lung cancer survival statistics will change.

Why fund Young Investigators?

LCFA is committed to attracting the best and the brightest to dedicate their professional lives to lung cancer research. Some LCFA Lung Cancer Investigators look for new medicines for lung cancer. Some look for ways to recognize lung cancer earlier. All work to find ways to help lung cancer patients live longer, fuller lives.

Through private donations and partnerships with sister organizations, LCFA has been able to award 6-figure lung cancer research grants, annually.

Your donation will 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: 131,880 deaths

  • Breast cancer: 43,600 deaths
  • Prostate cancer: 34,130 deaths
  • Colorectal cancer: 52,980 deaths

However, federal funding for lung cancer research per related death in 2021 is expected to be just $3,116 compared to

  • $15,917 for breast cancer
  • $7,500 for prostate cancer
  • $5,398 for colorectal cancer
Funding by cancer type 2021 statistics