Lung Cancer Foundation of America: History of LCFA

Lung Cancer Foundation of America (LCFA) was established by two lung cancer survivors and a lung cancer widow. Although their life experiences vary greatly, the three of them came to the same realization… the poor survival rate for lung cancer is a direct result of the lack of funding for lung cancer research.

Their stories, not unique to people affected by lung cancer, brought them together to create LCFA. Lori, David and Kim immersed themselves in the lung cancer research community because they could see that the advances in research is the key to improving the survival rate for lung cancer patients.



In Memory
Lori Monroe

a Registered Nurse and the mother of 2 active teen-age daughters, was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in September 2001, at age 42. Lori had been involved with advocacy through the NCI Lung SPOREs, the NCI Cooperative Groups, and National Lung Advocacy groups.

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Kim Norris

a successful management consultant, became a Lung SPORE (Specialized Program of Research Excellence) Patient Advocate at UCLA, several years after her 47-year-old husband passed away from lung cancer.

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David Sturges

was diagnosed with Lung Cancer in 2002. His diagnosis and the sad state of funding for lung cancer research has brought him into the fold of advocacy as a hopeful means of changing the approach to funding lung cancer research.

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