News & Views

Find out what’s new at the Lung Cancer Research Foundation. Included below are researcher spotlights, recent developments in lung cancer research — from LCRF grant recipients as well as others in the field, highlights from our signature fundraising events and more.

For media inquiries, please contact Director of Marketing & Communications Emily Krimbel at ekrimbel@lcrf.org.

Dennis P. Chillemi Appointed Executive Director of the Lung Cancer Research Foundation

The Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF) has named Dennis P. Chillemi as its new executive director.

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Lung Cancer Research Foundation Hosts Sixteenth Strolling Supper

The Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF) held its signature gala, the Sixteenth Strolling Supper, on Wednesday, November 7 at Gotham Hall in New York City.

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Discoveries & Impact: Lung Cancer Research

Dr. Matthew Meyerson and lung cancer survivor Marie Clay talk about the impact of lung cancer research discoveries.

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In the News: Lung Cancer Survivor Lee Bender Promotes LCRF Event on Philadelphia's 6ABC

Lee Bender, a lung cancer survivor and advocate, recently appeared on 6ABC to promote the Lung Cancer Research Foundation's Philadelphia Free to Breathe Run/Walk.

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Lung Cancer Research Foundation Awards $1.95 Million in Research Grants

The Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF) announced the recipients of its 2018 Scientific Grant Program Awards at the Thirteenth Annual Lung Cancer Awareness Luncheon, held on Thursday, November 1, at The Pierre in New York City. LCRF awarded $1.95 million in research grants to 13 investigators.

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Lung Cancer Research Foundation Launches “Blow a Kiss®” Social Media Campaign

To help raise awareness of lung cancer in women, the Lung Cancer Research Foundation is encouraging the public to “Blow a Kiss” to Someone They Love on social media

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Thirteenth Annual Strides for Life Raises More than $350K to Fund Lung Cancer Research

The Southampton Community joined together August 12, 2018 for the Lung Cancer Research Foundation's Thirteenth Annual Strides for Life Run/Walk. More than 500 walkers and runners raised more than $350,000 to fund lung cancer research.

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In the News: Lung Cancer Research Foundation Featured on WBFF Baltimore

Lung Cancer Research Foundation Regional Events Manager Annie Truax-Dunn and lung cancer survivor Stefanie O'Polka recently appeared on WBFF's "Hometown Hotspot" to talk about the upcoming Baltimore Yoga Challenge.

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In the News: Lung Cancer Research Foundation Featured on WMTV Madison

Lung Cancer Research Foundation VP Community Engagement and Outreach Aubrey Rhodes and event participant Natalie Koberstein recently appeared on WMTV in Madison, WI to talk about the Madison Yoga Challenge.

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In the News: New studies highlight the benefits newer treatments are having on lung cancer patients

In the News: New studies presented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) highlight the benefits newer treatments, including immunotherapy and targeted therapy, are having on patients with lung cancer.

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Lung Cancer Research Foundation Scores Big in “Power Play for Patients” Initiative with Takeda Oncology

New York, NY, April 4, 2018 – During the 2017-2018 hockey season, the Boston Bruins scored big in the fight against lung cancer. Through Takeda Oncology’s “Power Play for Patients” initiative, Takeda donated a total of $25,000 to the Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF).  

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Lung Cancer Research Foundation releases application for 2018 Scientific Grant Program

The Lung Cancer Research Foundation is now accepting applications for the 2018 Scientific Grant Program. Applications will be accepted through July 2, 2018.

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In the News: Lung Cancer Research Foundation featured on WNYW's Good Day Street Talk

Lung Cancer Research Foundation Executive Director Nancy M. Sanford and Brooklyn Run/Walk Event Chair Nicole Duffy appeared on a recent episode of WNYW's Good Day Street Talk.

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Lung Cancer Research Foundation Hosts Fifteenth Annual Strolling Supper

On Wednesday, November 8, the Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF) held its Fifteenth Annual Strolling Supper at Gotham Hall in New York City. During the event, LCRF announced its recent merger with Free to Breathe, a lung cancer research and advocacy organization. By coming together, the new LCRF will make an even greater impact on closing the funding gap for lung cancer research. 

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View the Lung Cancer Research Foundation's Video: Together

View the Lung Cancer Research Foundation's video, "Together," featuring Board Chair Brendon M. Stiles, MD

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Lung Cancer Research Foundation Awards $1.6 Million in Research Grants

The Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF) announced the recipients of its 2017 Scientific Grant Program Awards at the Twelfth Annual Lung Cancer Awareness Luncheon, held on Wednesday, November 1, at The Pierre in New York City. LCRF awarded $1.6 million in research grants to 10 investigators.

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The Lung Cancer Research Foundation Launches “Wink…and Lash Out at Lung Cancer®” and “Blow a Kiss®” Campaign to Raise Awareness About Lung Cancer in Women

To mark the first day of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, the Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF) is launching the Wink…and Lash Out at Lung Cancer® and Blow a Kiss® Campaign to help support lung cancer awareness in women. Lung cancer kills more women than breast, ovarian, and cervical cancers combined, and LCRF wants to educate the public about its impact and the importance of supporting lung cancer research.

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The Lung Cancer Research Foundation and Free to Breathe Announce Merger to Fight World’s Deadliest Cancer

NEW YORK (October 10, 2017) – The Lung Cancer Research Foundation and Free to Breathe have announced a merger to make an even greater impact on closing the funding gap for lung cancer research. The New York State Attorney General approved the required merger documentation on September 30, 2017.

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Lung Cancer Research Foundation to Present 2017 Scientific Grant Program Awards at the Twelfth Annual Lung Cancer Awareness Luncheon

NEW YORK, September 6, 2017 — The Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF) will present the 2017 Scientific Grant Program awards at the Twelfth Annual Lung Cancer Awareness Luncheon, including the prestigious Scientific Merit Award and William C. Rippe Award for Distinguished Research in Lung Cancer. The event, to be held at The Pierre in New York City on Wednesday, November 1, educates attendees about the importance of lung cancer research, including the impact of LCRF’s Scientific Grant Program.

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Lung Cancer Research Foundation Elects New Board Chair

NEW YORK, August 31, 2017— The Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF) is pleased to announce the election of Brendon M. Stiles, MD as the new chair of its Board of Directors. LCRF is a nonprofit organization focused on supporting lung cancer research, the number one cause of cancer death worldwide. Its mission is to improve and save lives by funding groundbreaking research for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of lung cancer.

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