The Lung Cancer Research Foundation has announced a request for proposals for research projects with a focus on overcoming disparities in lung cancer.

Lung cancer continues to be the number one cause of cancer deaths worldwide, accounting for an estimated 154,000 deaths annually in the United States alone. Additionally, with higher incidence rates and worse survival, lung cancer disproportionately affects various groups such as African Americans, Native Americans, low socioeconomic status populations and certain geographic locations. Despite progress to reduce the burden of tobacco, disparities in tobacco-related morbidity and mortality also remain. To help address these challenges, with support from the Stavros Niarchos Foundation in loving memory of Kathryn Louloudis, LCRF will support two research projects in 2019 with a focus on overcoming disparities in lung cancer.

Kathryn Louloudis joined the Stavros Niarchos Group in 1985, before the establishment of the Stavros Niarchos Foundation, and went on to serve as Chief Operating Officer of the SNF’s New York office. SNF is supporting lung cancer research to honor the commitment, strength, and dignity Kathryn brought to her work.