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.

LCRF Funds Grant in Collaboration with LUNGevity Foundation and Melanoma Research Alliance

LUNGevity Foundation today announced a partnership with the Lung Cancer Research Foundation and Melanoma Research Alliance to co-fund new innovative research on PD-1 inhibitor treatment options for both non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and metastatic melanoma (MM) patients with brain metastases.

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LCRF Receives Record Number of Grant Applications

The 2014 LCRF grant application cycle closed on June 16. This year we are pleased to report that we have received a record 109 submissions, far surpassing last year’s total of 65.

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Risk Variation: Lung Cancer Screening and the United States Preventive Services Task Force

In November 2010, the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) announced results which identified a 20% relative reduction in lung cancer mortality from screening for lung cancer with low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) compared to Chest radiograph. These results, from a large and well-designed randomized controlled trial (RCT), prompted professional societies to advocate the use of LDCT screening in high risk populations.

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Gene Breakthroughs Spark a Revolution in Cancer Treatment

Knowledge about the genetic mutations that cause tumors is offering the first real promise of drugs that can control lung cancer.

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ASCO President Hudis Submits Testimony to Congress on NCI and NIH Budgets

ASCO President urges for increased budgets to dedicate to lung cancer research.

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Discovery by 2013 LCRF Grant Recipient

LCRF 2013 grant recipient Thales Papagiannakopoulos, PhD, and a team of cancer biologists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have discovered mutations and other genetic disturbances that arise at certain stages of lung cancer.

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LCRF Grant Helps Accelerate Study Launched by TGen that May Bring Hope to Patients

LCRF grant helps lung cancer research get one step closer to eliminating the disease.

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LCRF Funded Research Study Published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute

The research from a study funded by LCRF in 2010 and 2011 was just published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. The study found that cells appearing normal may actually be harbingers of lung cancer. Join us in congratulating Humam Kadara, PHD on his work!

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CVS Decides to Halt the Sale of Tobacco Products

The Lung Cancer Research Foundation applauds CVS’s decision to halt the sale of tobacco products. Learn more about this decision on the CVS website.

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LCRF Grant Application Now Open

The LCRF grant application process for 2014 has started. The deadline is June 16, 2014.

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50th Anniversary of the Surgeon General’s Report on Smoking and Health

Fifty years ago today, Dr. Luther Terry released the landmark Surgeon General’s Report — the first of its kind on smoking and health — concluding that smoking causes lung cancer.

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Screening for Lung Cancer: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement

An update of the 2004 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on screening for lung cancer.

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Lung Cancer Research Foundation Presents The 2013/2014 Research Grant Awards

Sixteen Researchers Awarded $800,000 For Research During Month-Long Spotlight On Lung Cancer

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Founder of Lung Cancer Research Foundation Passes the Torch to Long Time Board Member

The Lung Cancer Research Foundation announced today that Laurie C. Carson, Chairman of the Board of LCRF, has stepped down from active service on the Board.

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Month-Long Spotlight on Lung Cancer in Rockefeller Center

Throughout the month of November 2013, Lung Cancer Awareness Month, visitors to Rockefeller Center were educated about lung cancer, the number 1 cancer killer of Americans, more than colon, breast and prostate combined.

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Dr. Donald Kufe awarded $2.7mm NCI grant

Dr. Donald Kufe was recently awarded a $2.7mm, 5-year NCI grant to further his research on the MUC1-C oncoprotein.

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Congratulations to Dr. Faye Johnson of the MD Anderson Cancer Center, the 2013 LCRF Scientific Merit Award Winner

LCRF is excited to support her pioneering work in non-small cell lung cancer.

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Congratulations to our 2013 Grant Recipients

The newest grant recipients have been decided.

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