Awarded Grants

Since its establishment in 2007, LCFA research grants have funded close to $1 million dollars in lung cancer research in partnership with the largest international clinical society focusing on lung cancer, the IASLC (International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer).

To attract the best and the brightest to the field of lung cancer, LCFA is committed to supporting young investigators with significant grant funding to pursue a long-term project over the course of multiple years.



Zoltan Lohinai, M.D., PhD.

2017 LCFA-BMS/IASLC Young Investigator

Dr. Lohinai is a pulmonary oncologist and researcher at the National Koranyi Institute of Pulmonology, in Budapest, Hungary. His career began as a PhD student in the Tumor Biology Program at th…

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Kathryn Beckermann, M.D., PhD.

2017 LCFA-BMS/IASLC Young Investigator

Dr. Kathryn Beckermann is a physician-scientist inspired by the dramatic clinical responses with new immunotherapy agents t…

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Alice Berger, PhD

LCFA Class of 2017

Dr. Alice Berger, a translational researcher at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center was chosen to receive the 2017 LCFA/IASLC Lori Monroe Scholarship for Translational Lung Cancer Research to advance her scient…

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Christine Lovly, M.D., PhD.

LCFA Class of 2017

Christine Lovly, M.D., PhD., is a physician-scientist with a special interest in thoracic malignancies. Dr. Lovly’s clinical practice focuses primarily on the care of patients with lung cancer. Her laborator…

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Carla Martins, M.D.

LCFA Class of 2016

Dr Carla Martins was chosen as one recipient of the LCFA/IASLC 2016 Lori Monroe Scholarships in Translational Lung Cancer Research which will provide her with $200,000 over 2 years to pursue her …

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Kellie Smith, M.D.

LCFA Class of 2016

Dr. Kellie N. Smith, was chosen as one recipient of the LCFA/IASLC 2016 Lori Monroe Scholarships in Translational Lung Cancer Research which will provide her with $200,000 over 2 years to pursue her project in imm…

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Dr. Daniel Costa, M.D.

LCFA Class of 2012

Dr. Daniel Costa of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School) received the 2012 LCFA/IASLC Grant in Translational Lung Cancer Research. Dr. Costa has received the $300,00…

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Dr. Jessica Donington, M.D.

LCFA Class of 2011

Dr. Jessica Donington was chosen as a recipient of one of LCFA’s first scientific research grants. In partnership with the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), the LCFA Lung Cancer Res…

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Dr. Geoffrey Liu

LCFA Class of 2011

Dr. Geoffrey Liu was also chosen to receive the second of LCFA’s initial scientific research grants. In partnership with the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC), the LCFA Lung Cancer R…

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Considering the new advances in research, combined with the Moonshot for Cancer Initiative, now is the time to go all in.