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Dr. Natasha Leighl Receives Excellence in Teaching Award for Long-Time Mentoring

From ASCO Daily News Natasha B. Leighl, MMedSc, MD, FRCPC, FASCO, a medical oncologist at the Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, in Canada, and professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Toronto, is the recipient of the 2019 …


What’s next for Lung Cancer Research?

From Antidote.me A lot has changed since the Lung Cancer Foundation of America was founded around 10 years ago by two lung cancer survivors and a lung cancer widow. Today, the LCFA funds some of the most innovative research projects in the s…


May the Fourth Results in Donations to Lung Cancer Foundation

The Cedar Hill Fifth Grade Character Education Council sponsored May The 4th Be With You on Friday May 4 from in the Cedar Hill multi-purpose room. The event was to benefit the Lung Cancer Foundation of America. To raise money, each participa…


Lung cancer rates in young women raise concerns

from CBS News: Lung cancer rates have been historically higher among men than women, but new research reveals that trend has flipped in younger Americans. Over the past two decades, while lung cancer rates have generally gone down, women ages …


Drug Reduces Size of Some Lung Cancer Tumors, Relapse Rate After Surgery

From Science and Technology Research News A drug given to early stage lung cancer patients before they undergo surgery showed major tumor responses in the removed tumor and an increase in anti-tumor T-cells that remained after the tumor was …


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

From ePRNews LOS ANGELES - May 11, 2018 - Lung Cancer Foundation of America (LCFA)and the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) have awarded a pair of two-year grants, generously funded in part by Bristol-Myers Squibb…


Lovly earns scholarship grant for lung cancer research

Vanderbilt University Christine Lovly, MD, PhD, assistant professor of Medicine, has received a $200,000 grant to support promising new research on lung cancer. The Lung Cancer Foundation of America (LCFA) and the International Associ…


Dr. Alice Berger receives $200K grant for lung cancer research

Award to fund genome sequencing on lung tumors found in female ‘never-smokers’ LCFA grant for lung cancer research Dr. Alice Berger, a translational researcher at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, has received a $200,000, two-year…


Two Women Scientists Granted $400k for Promising Lung Cancer Research

Funding supports search for new treatments for the deadliest form of cancer LOS ANGELES, Feb. 7, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Groundbreaking research into the early diagnosis of lung cancer and potential new treatments have been awarded funding throu…


CURE Media Group Partners with the Lung Cancer Foundation of America

CURE Media Group, the nation’s leading digital and print media enterprise dedicated to patients and survivors of cancer, has expanded its Strategic Alliance Partnership (SAP) Program by uniting with the Lung Cancer Foundation of America (…


Drug Offers Some Hope for a Deadly Lung Cancer

Immunotherapy may triple 5-year survival rate for certain patients with advanced disease, study finds. from HealthDay News The cancer drug Opdivo (nivolumab) may offer hope of a longer life for some patients with advanced lung cancer, a…


Lung Cancer Foundation Day at the Races

Rancho Santa Fe Review The 8th Annual Lung Cancer Foundation of America's "Day at the Races" took place July 23 at the Del Mar Thoroughbred Club. The event featured dining, beverages, racing views and concierge betting service in the Il …


Brother of man who died unexpectedly from lung cancer warns others

Carlsbad, Calif. (KGTV) -- A Carlsbad man who lost his brother to lung cancer is speaking out about his family's experience in hopes of raising awareness and funding for research and better treatment Andrew Pynes brother, Craig Pynes, w…


Truck Raises Cancer Awareness

SURFSIDE BEACH, SC (WBTW) – A family-owned auto repair shop is helping spread lung cancer awareness with a new towing truck The Rempfer family, who owns Defalco’s Automotive and Towing in Surfside Beach, unveiled a new truck on Saturday…


DeFalco’s trucks raise lung-cancer awareness

  The Rempfer family honored their late husband and father Saturday, Feb. 12, 2017 with a ceremony unveiling new designs on two big tow trucks for the family business, DeFalco’s Automotive & Towing of Chatham, NJ. The trucks ca…


2016 Was a Busy and Exciting Year!

Click here to learn more about how LCFA maximizes your generous donations. We launched the “Little Things LCFA” campaign to increase lung cancer awareness. We also reached out to the Hispanic community partnering wit…


ARIAD Announces Launch of Inaugural ALK+ Day During Lung Cancer Awareness Month

ALK+ Day: This month, ARIAD seeks to support patient education and community, while also advancing innovative science focused on rare cancers. Through its collaboration with the Lung Cancer Foundation of America (LCFA), the community is enc…


New Campaign Aims To Draw Discussion And Testing Among Patients With Lung Cancer

Discussion And Testing Among Patients With Lung Cancer The lung cancer journey can be tough for both patients and caregivers, but advances in research, like the understanding of biomarkers, are offering new hope in the fight against the dise…


Local physician approaches 10 years since cancer diagnosis

Dr. Michael Weitz: 10 year lung cancer survivor and local physician “I don’t think I’ll ever be cured, but I don’t think I need to be cured,” says LCFA’s own Dr. Michael Weitz. “We’re just on the precipice of amazing new …


Doctor-turned-patient shares personal battle with lung cancer

LCFA’s own Dr. Michael Weitz shares his lung cancer story with the Del Mar Times in the lead up to LCFA’s 7th annual Day at the Races event on July 24, 2016. “This age of targeted therapies and personalized medicine is really remar…

“We’re just on the precipice of amazing new discoveries. Immunotherapy, coupled with targeted therapies, can help, and no one can tell you how you’re going to do.”
Dr. Michael Weitz