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Spring 2021

Science News | Get Involved | Patient Journey

Research focuses on disparities in lung cancer outcomes
April is National Minority Lung Cancer Awareness Month as well as National Minority Health Month, and your ongoing support funds research to help equalize access and improve outcomes for all. We're highlighting some of the researchers who are working to eliminate disparities in lung cancer.
New guidelines make more people eligible for yearly lung cancer screening
New guidelines by the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force will nearly double the number of people in the United States who are advised to have yearly CT scans to screen for lung cancer. The recommendations lower the age when screening should start from 55 to 50, and reduce the smoking history from 30 years to 20. The change means many more African-Americans and women will be eligible for screening than in the past.
LCRF grantee finds new therapeutic target for squamous cell lung cancer
Cancer Discovery recently published findings on a new therapeutic target in lung squamous cell carcinoma results from a project funded by a LCRF research grant. Drs. John Brognard and Pedro Torres-Ayuso discussed the implications with Dr. Eugene Manley, who directs LCRF's scientific programs.
Online patient resources expanded
LCRF's flagship resource, Living with a Diagnosis of Lung Cancer, is now available to navigate right on the LCRF website.
Deadline approaching for grant applications
LCRF is currently accepting grant applications for the 2021 funding cycle. Deadlines are approaching in late April and early May.
Join us April 24 for Free to Breathe Yoga!
A week from Saturday, we're kicking off our 2021 virtual events season with Free to Breathe Yoga! Don't miss this chance to represent the lung cancer community and raise funds for research. Mark your calendar for our other community events: Kites for a Cure, June 26 and Free to Breathe Walk, Oct. 2.
Being your own best health advocate
After three years doing scans every six months to watch a nodule, Amanda's doctor was satisfied they no longer needed to monitor her so closely. Amanda was hesitant, so she asked for one more scan. She's glad she advocated for herself, because that scan led to her lung cancer diagnosis.
Giving Circles recognize loyal supporters
LCRF's Giving Circles are a new way to recognize our most generous annual fund supporters. Giving Circle members enjoy the reward of funding cutting-edge research as well as access to Q&A sessions and other special updates.
Online memorials offer tribute to loved ones   
LCRF's online Memorial Wall is a place of remembrance honoring the lives of those we have lost to lung cancer. Donors can create a virtual plaque and choose to include their loved one's name, a special photo, and/or a personal story.
...those who shared their expertise at the #TogetherSeparately Special Edition: Living with Lung Cancer livestream on March 20: Dr. Joan Schiller, Dr. Antoinette Wozniak, Dr. Jala Ahmed, Dr. Ibiayi Dagogo-Jack, and Dr. Narjust Duma. Watch the recording at this link.
...the patient groups which led breakout groups during the special edition livestream: ALK Positive, BRAF Bombers, EGFR Resisters, KRAS Kickers, MET Crusaders, and the Dusty Joy Foundation.




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