Milestones at Lung Cancer Foundation of America

Your support in 2019 helped us reach these milestones

Through generous donations, tributes, and our valued partnerships and sponsors, 2019 was an outstanding year for LCFA.

Each year has been an opportunity to see strides made in lung cancer research. Here’s a glimpse at what accomplishments you helped the LCFA team toward our mission:

lung cancer community

Shared milestone lung cancer stories

Over 180,000 website visits to read survivor stories – an 84% increase.

Stories of inspirational people living with lung cancer. Testimonies illustrating how research breakthroughs in lung cancer diagnosis and treatment are changing the lives of people diagnosed with lung cancer.

living with alk positive lung cancer

research advancement

Funded more grants for lung cancer research

Dr. Kellie N. Smith, PhD

In 2019, in partnership with the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer and Bristol-Myers Squibb, LCFA funded $400,000 in lung cancer research grants.

Meet the Young Investigators of 2019:

Dr. Daniel J. Spakowicz, Research Assistant Professor
Dr. Jarushka Naidoo, Assistant Professor of Oncology

In our decade-plus history, LCFA has been able to award over $4 million in lung cancer research grants. Watch for additional new grants and scholarships in 2020.

latest research education

Added additional topics in informative video series

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Launched in 2018, Hope With Answers℠, an on-demand video series you can watch anytime, anywhere, expanded the series with 10 new topics this year. These videos feature lung cancer patients consulting with leading lung cancer doctors in understandable language and 3 levels of detail.

Covering important topics of lung cancer research, diagnosis, and treatment, LCFA expanded the series by 28 new videos in 2019. Patients, doctors, and researchers discuss topics like Thoracic Surgery, Valid Lung Cancer Research, and CBD and Lung Cancer.

Drawing in 14.6K Users to our YouTube Channel, LCFA comprehensive educational videos got 163,317 views in 2019. Hope With Answers℠ videos accounted for over 150K views in 2019.

lung cancer awareness

Amplified our awareness messaging

Photo of Diane with Robert

Through social media, we are raising our voice to get the message out about the need for funding lung cancer research. Our message volume has increased with over 1,500,000 impressions in the digital world. Our total followers increased by over 10%.

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lung cancer awareness

Raised awareness through impactful statistics and meaningful stories

LCFA’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month page and resources has become the go-to resource for lung cancer awareness messaging with 4,155 on-page activities/events in 2019.

249.18% increase in unique pageviews in 2019 – 18,007 vs 5,157
241.54% increase in new users in 2019 – 14,768 vs 4,324

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mission accountability

Continued strategic planning and partnerships with lung cancer experts

LCFA Executives and SAB Chair

Since LCFA’s founding, the unwavering dedication of our Board of Directors and Scientific Advisory Board has helped our mission come to life.

As a result, LCFA is staying on course for funding impactful lung cancer research by:
  • The innovative partnership with IASLC to fund young investigators in lung cancer research since 2012.
  • Building a network of leading lung cancer doctors to help educate and explain the latest research and clinical trials.

Inspired to get more involved?

There are lots of ways you can help.

If you have lungs, you’re already a member of our community.

Now join us to help raise awareness and funding for lung cancer research. 1 in 15 Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer in their lifetime.

With your help, we HOPE to fund grants for lung cancer RESEARCH that will give new LIFE to those suffering from this terrible disease.