Milestones at Lung Cancer Foundation of America

2021 graphic

Count down 2021 with these milestone numbers

Through generous donations, tributes, and our valued partnerships and sponsors, LCFA is working hard to change the numbers. More people are living with lung cancer thanks to research that improves early detection and leads to new treatments.


#3 on the countdown

#3 is for REVOLUTION

3 of LCFA’s Young Investigators‘ research is about understanding microbiomes in lung cancer detection, diagnosis, and treatment. This latest research is an inspiring next step – a third revolution – along with the biomarker revolution and the immunotherapy revolution.

Dr Jarushka Naidoo
Dr. Zoltan Lohinai

#2 is for MERIT

2 of LCFA’s Young Investigators Awardees have received substantial grants to take their stellar research in lung cancer to the next level. Meet Dr. Alice Berger and Dr. Kellie Smith, recipients of National Institutes of Health (NIH) MERIT Awards. These research funding opportunities from the NIH will provide long-term, stable support of
their research.

#1 is for BEING #1

But being #1 is not always a sign of excellence. Lung cancer is the leading cancer killer of both men and women in the United States every year. Lung cancer kills more people annually than breast, prostate, and colorectal cancer combined.

pie charts comparing death rates and research funding
Research = Hope

Inspired to change the numbers?

You CAN this giving season.

Change the numbers of the funding that goes toward lung cancer research.

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