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Help Fund the Next Great Mind

“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

Dr. Smith exemplifies the power of sustained investment in exceptional researchers. Your donation will help to fund the next researcher that brings hope to people living with lung cancer.

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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 about as many as these 3 deadly cancers combined.

Lung cancer: 130,180 deaths

  • Breast cancer: 43,250 deaths
  • Prostate cancer: 34,500 deaths
  • Colorectal cancer: 52,580 deaths

However, federal funding for lung cancer research per related death in 2022 is expected to be just $3,580 compared to

  • $19,283 for breast cancer
  • $8,116 for prostate cancer
  • $6,371 for colorectal cancer
A graphic of circles increasing in size showing the disparity of funding by type of cancer