Dr. Kellie Smith, Associate Professor of Oncology at the Bloomberg Kimmel Institute for Cancer Immunotherapy at Johns Hopkins.

Lysa Buonanno is living with lung cancer and is a tireless advocate for Lung Cancer Foundation of America.

Immunotherapy has revolutionized the therapy landscape of non-small cell lung cancer, significantly prolonging the overall survival of advanced-stage patients. We hear from both doctors and patients about the importance of Immunotherapy research. Dr. Smith will discuss her research advancements, thanks to LCFA funding, and what needs to be done for research in the future.

In this inspiring Hope With Answers: Living With Lung Cancer episode, host Diane Mulligan sits down with Lysa Buonanno, a remarkable individual who has defied the odds and thrived while living with lung cancer. Lysa’s story serves as a beacon of hope for others facing similar challenges, showcasing the power of research and the impact of donations in extending lives.

Lysa, who has been on chemotherapy for five years, candidly shares her journey, acknowledging the difficult days but emphasizing the importance of living life to the fullest. She highlights the role of research in providing her with the opportunity to enjoy her life. And she encourages listeners to support lung cancer research, no matter the size of their donation. Lysa’s message resonates deeply, reminding us that every dollar counts and contributes to future breakthroughs.


Breakthroughs in Lung Cancer Detection & Treatment
Landscape of Immuno-Oncology Drug Development
Dr. Smith’s Research in Immunotherapy for lung cancer