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Research partnerships

LCRF is proud to partner with several patient advocacy groups to fund much needed research focusing on specific types of lung cancer.

ALK Positive

ALK Positive is committed to raising funds for research that will transform ALK-positive cancer into a chronic or curable condition for all patients living with this disease.

Together, LCRF and ALK Positive will fund three grants totaling $750,000 to advance high-impact research focused upon transforming care and improving outcomes for patients with ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

EGFR Resisters

EGFR Resisters is a grassroots patient-driven community, dedicated exclusively to changing EGFR positive lung cancer into a manageable, chronic disease.

In 2021, LCRF and the EGFR Resisters partnered to fund Dr. Yang Tian, Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, and her work on resistance to targeted therapy. Together, LCRF and EGFR Resisters will fund at least two more impactful grants in 2022 in the area of EGFR lung cancer research.

KRAS Kickers

KRAS Kickers is a non-profit patient founded organization with a mission to connect people to current research, resources, and community to kick cancer’s KRAS. The group empowers patients, brings doctors and researchers with cutting-edge information together in an approachable virtual patient community.

Together, LCRF and KRAS Kickers will fund at least one two-year grant in 2022 with the goal of improving outcomes for people with KRAS-mutant lung cancer.

MET Crusaders

MET Crusaders are a community of lung cancer patients, care givers, advocates, researchers, and physicians dedicated to helping patients with the MET alteration live normal lives.

Together, LCRF and MET Crusaders will fund two projects in 2022 with the goal of improving outcomes for people with MET-mutant lung cancer.

Does your group have an idea for a project to further lung cancer research? Let’s talk! Email Kathleen Braslow at kbraslow@LCRF.org or use this form.