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Funding transformative science and raising awareness for lung cancer research

Lung Cancer Foundation of America is working to change the public perception of lung cancer through education and personal stories about lung cancer and to improve patient outcomes through funding impactful research.

Lung Cancer Foundation of America was started by 3 lung cancer advocates, Kim Norris, Lori Monroe and David Sturges who had a passionate drive to move the field of lung cancer research forward in order to positively affect the survival rate of lung cancer patients.

Our Mission

LCFA’s mission is the improvement in survivorship of lung cancer patients through the funding of transformative science.

While raising funds to support lung cancer research, LCFA will raise the public’s awareness and serve as a resource for patients or anyone seeking answers, hope, and access to updated treatment information, scientific investigation, and clinical trials.

The Heart of LCFA: Our Dedicated People

Learn about the Young Investigators

To attract the best and the brightest to the field of lung cancer, LCFA is committed to supporting young investigators with significant lung cancer research grant funding.

LCFA Timeline

  • 2004

    June 29, 2004

    Lori Monroe, LCFA founder, interviewed for Wall Street Journal article

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  • 2007

    March 20, 2007

    The Launch of Lung Cancer Foundation of America

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  • 2008

    January 1, 2008

    Scientific Advisory Board established by LCFA

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  • July 16, 2008

    LCFA works with Representative Waxman for SPORE program

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  • 2009

    January 1, 2009

    OPI creates custom LCFA nail polish

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  • 2010

    July 25, 2010

    Inaugural A Day at the Races event is held in Del Mar, CA

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  • 2011

    January 1, 2011

    Partnership with IASLC & LCFA began

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  • July 1, 2011

    Release of LCFA’s Personalized Therapy for Lung Cancer Brochure

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  • 2012

    August 20, 2012

    LCFA produces PSA on the stigma of lung cancer

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  • 2013

    November 30, 2013

    LCFA Mourns the Loss of Co-Founder Lori Monroe

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  • 2016

    June 1, 2016

    LCFA Announces the Class of 2016 Grant Award Recipients

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  • October 31, 2016

    Launched the “Little Things LCFA” campaign to increase lung cancer awareness

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  • 2017

    January 1, 2017

    Celebrating LCFA’s 10-Year Anniversary

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  • January 1, 2017

    Meet the Investigator Series begins

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  • November 1, 2017

    Raising Lung Cancer Awareness LCFA Satellite Media Tours 2017

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  • 2018

    February 17, 2018

    Lori Monroe Scholarship for Lung Cancer Research Recipients of 2017

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  • May 11, 2018

    Young Lung Cancer Investigators Awarded $200K to Improve Lung Cancer Outcomes

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  • June 1, 2018

    Raising Lung Cancer Awareness LCFA Satellite Media Tours 2018

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  • August 1, 2018

    Launch of Hope With Answers video series

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  • November 30, 2018

    LCFA Award Recipients of 2018

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  • 2019

    June 12, 2019

    Raising Lung Cancer Awareness LCFA Satellite Media Tours 2019

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Keep Our History of Success Going

Your donation helps fund lung cancer research — and research is saving lives.