New discoveries in lung cancer research, such as the research funded by LCFA, are resulting in new treatments for lung cancer patients

How LCFA uses your donation wisely to fight lung cancer:

You Make A Donation to LCFA
Your dollars are added to contributions from other donors

We maximize your donation by adding it to dollars from LCFA’s strategic funding partners.

This leveraged donation allows LCFA to award a generous grant to a top young lung cancer investigator for 2 years of focused and intense research.

The lung cancer investigator
can now start the critical two-year process of research and discovery

Now, armed with this new evidence, the lung cancer investigator presents their findings to organizations like the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for consideration for vital next-stage grants.

Each painstaking step brings us closer to understanding how lung cancer works, how to detect it earlier, how to fight it better, and – someday – how to cure it.

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