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 Senior Director of Marketing & Communications Emily Krimbel at ekrimbel@lcrf.org.

LCRF Releases 2015 Grant Application

The Lung Cancer Research Foundation welcomes submissions of grant requests for medical/scientific research projects covering all aspects of lung cancer research. Grant requests can include new project submissions, as well as requests for renewal of current funding.

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Lung Cancer Profiles — United We Test

Lung Cancer Profiles — United We Test is an educational campaign on molecular testing for lung cancer patients. Pfizer Oncology and 8 lung cancer patient advocacy groups are participating in the campaign to increase awareness of molecular testing.

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Dr. Warren Denning

As a post-doctoral fellow at the University of Texas’ MD Anderson Cancer Center, Dr. Warren L. Denning has had his fair share of opportunities to work with some of the world’s leading cancer researchers. Dr. Denning, a 2014 LCRF Grant awardee, also received the prestigious LCRF Scientific Merit Award. The award is given to the researcher who achieves the highest overall merit score as determined by the Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF) Medical Advisory Board. Dr. Denning follows in the footsteps of colleague, Dr. Faye Johnson, the 2013 LCRF Scientific Merit Award winner.

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Linde Miles

Ms. Miles, a recipient of a 2014 LCRF Research Grant, is a current PhD student at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, MD. She is currently completing her program studies at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) in New York City, one of the most esteemed cancer centers in the world.

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Medicare Proposes Paying for Lung Cancer Screenings for High Risk Patients

The Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF) strongly supports the recent proposal issued by The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to begin covering lung cancer screening tests for high risk patients.

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Lung Cancer Awareness Luncheon Raises Over $700,000; Builds Hope with Lung Cancer Community

To celebrate Lung Cancer Awareness Month, the Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF) hosted its Ninth Annual Lung Cancer Awareness Luncheon at The Pierre Hotel in New York City. 300 guests joined together to raise more than $700,000 to support LCRF’s mission to fund promising scientific and clinical research on all cancers of the lung.

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NY Times Features Op-Ed on Lung Cancer

On September 21, 2014, The New York Times featured “A Cancer Battle We Can Win,” by Andrea McKee and Andrew Salner, in The Opinion Pages, bringing national attention to lung cancer.

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LCRF Funded Grant Results in Significant Research

LCRF funded researcher, James Welsh of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, was part of novel research study that may lead to therapeutic strategies for the treatment of lung cancer in the future.

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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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