About LCRF

Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF) is a nonprofit organization that supports research on innovative strategies for better treatments, screening, and prevention of all cancers of the lung. Our goal is to fund promising scientific and clinical research initiatives that will lead to more positive outcomes and improved quality of life for all lung cancer patients.
BOD-March 2014

Our History

In 2005, Laurie C. Carson founded LCRF. After devoting five years to fundraising on behalf of lung cancer patients and their families at the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, Laurie joined forces with friends and colleagues to expand her efforts across the country.

Since 2007, LCRF has funded 92 grants—totaling over $5 million—for critical lung cancer research in leading medical institutions in the United States and Canada. As a result of LCRF’s support, our grantees have received over $6 million in follow-on funding from the National Cancer Institute.