Milestones at Lung Cancer Foundation of America

Your support in 2020 helped us reach these milestones at LCFA

Through generous donations, tributes, and our valued partnerships and sponsors, 2020 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 achieve toward our mission:

lung cancer community

Shared milestone lung cancer stories

One of the most visited sections of LCFA’s website are the stories of people living with lung cancer.

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

Triparna Sen

In 2020, in partnership with the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer and Bristol-Myers Squibb, LCFA funded $800,000 in lung cancer research grants. Meet the Young Investigators of 2020:

Dr. Triparna Sen, Assistant Attending
Dr. Jon Zugazagoitia, Attending Physician-Scientist
Dr. Vincent Lam, Assistant Professor of Oncology
Dr. Adrian Sacher, Assistant Professor in the Division of Medical Oncology & Hematology

In our decade-plus history, LCFA has been able to award 6-figure lung cancer research grants, annually.

patient education

Launched a complementary podcast to the video series.

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In 2020, LCFA expanded Hope With Answers℠, an on-demand video series by delivering message points via podcasts.

The Hope With Answers: Living With Lung Cancer℠ podcasts launched in January 2020. With the COVID Lockdown in March 2020, topics of the podcasts quickly pivoted to COVID topics designed to help lung cancer patients and caregivers navigate the uncharted waters of a global pandemic.

In 2020, the Hope With Answers: Living With Lung Cancer podcasts gained 13K users adding to the already strong viewer numbers from the Hope With Answers videos.

social media

Amplified our awareness messaging

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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 2,700,000 impressions in the digital world. Our total followers increased by over 33%.

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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. In the past 3 years, LCFA’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month resources have been used by more than 47,000 website visitors.

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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.