About LCRF

The Lung Cancer Research Foundation’s (LCRF) mission is to improve and save lives by funding groundbreaking research for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of lung cancer.
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 111 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.