About the Lung Cancer Research Foundation

The Lung Cancer Research Foundation’s (LCRF) mission is to improve lung cancer outcomes by funding research for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of lung cancer. To date, LCRF has funded 362 research grants, totaling nearly $33 million, the highest amount provided by a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding lung cancer research. In addition to research, LCRF focuses on lung cancer awareness and educational programs. The Foundation also hosts community events nationwide through the Free to Breathe Events Program.

History of the Lung Cancer Research Foundation

In 2017, LCRF and Free to Breathe (FtB) merged to further their impact on lung cancer research discoveries. By joining forces, the two organizations were able to combine resources, accelerate ongoing efforts already established separately, and develop key strategies to make an even greater impact on closing the funding gap for lung cancer research, the leading cause of cancer death worldwide. Prior to the 2017 merger with FtB, LCRF merged with Uniting Against Lung Cancer (UALC) in 2015.

LCRF is headquartered in New York City, with a second office in Madison, WI and a national staff throughout the country.