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Summer 2020

Science News | For Patients, Caregivers & Healthcare Providers | LCRF Events

Dr. Trudy Oliver named to LCRF's Scientific Advisory Board
Trudy Oliver, PhD, who received LCRF's Wiliam C. Rippe Award for Distinguished Research in Lung Cancer in 2018, has joined LCRF's Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Oliver is an Associate Professor of Oncological Sciences at the University of Utah’s Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) and an HCI Endowed Chair in Cancer Research. Read the announcement and learn more about the SAB.
Seven FDA approvals announced since beginning of May
The FDA announced seven approvals since the beginning of May, highlighting the accelerating pace at which new treatments for lung cancer are reaching patients. Read about the newest approvals and see a timeline of the progress made over the years.
AACR and ASCO meetings cover latest developments in research
LCRF Scientific Advisory Board members and LCRF grantees were well-represented at the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) virtual annual meeting and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Scientific Program, which covered many of the latest developments from cancer research around the world. Read highlights from ASCO and AACR.
Free COVID-19 handout updated
Our information sheet on COVID-19 and lung cancer is newly updated! Download it at More COVID-19 resources are available at
Revised patient materials
Several key items in our patient portfolio have been revised to reflect recent FDA approvals. Order online or from the lung cancer support line at (844) 835-4325.
“It is my new mission to share my story”
Lea is grateful for biomarker testing. Just two months after starting additional treatment after surgery, her remaining nodules had shrunk in half.
Kites for a Cure expands nationally
We're excited to expand Kites for a Cure, which was founded in 2008 as Elliot's Legacy in memory of Elliot Chalme A'H, to a national audience! Learn more and register for the Aug. 30 event at
Free to Breathe Walk to take place virtually Oct. 3
Free to Breathe Walk committees have joined together to plan a nationwide virtual walk on Saturday, Oct. 3. This brings the lung cancer community together in a way that allows for physical distancing where needed.
Free to Breathe Yoga goes virtual!
Hundreds of yogis from 43 states across the U.S. – first-timers as well as longtime participants – joined together for the first-ever virtual Free to Breathe event. Read more, see photos, and watch the recording here.
...the experts who have generously given their time to be part of our #TogetherSeparately live talks since our last enews: Julie Lanford; Tootie Anderson; Dr. Benjamin Lok; Dr. Jalal Ahmed; Dr. Karen Reckamp; Dr. Alexander Drilon; and Dr. David Carbone. Livestreams will continue monthly, with the next planned for early August. Join the Lung Cancer Community Facebook group for the latest updates.




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