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Fall 2021

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LCRF awards $300K for projects addressing lung cancer disparities
Congratulations to this year’s awardees of the 2021 LCRF Research Grant on Disparities in Lung Cancer, Loretta Erhunmwunsee, MD, City of Hope; and Mariam Jamal-Hanjani, MD, PhD, University College London Cancer Institute. These specific grants are sponsored, in part, by Bristol Myers Squibb and are the first of many that will be awarded in the coming months, following a rigorous RFP review process conducted by LCRF’s Scientific Advisory Board.
Lung Cancer Mutation Consortium begins umbrella trial
The Lung Cancer Mutation Consortium (LCMC) has started its fourth study, facilitated by the Lung Cancer Research Foundation. The study examines targeted drugs matched to specific genetic mutations. LCMC's screening trial, LCMC4 Evaluation of Actionable Drivers in EaRly Stage Lung Cancer (LEADER) is a collaborative effort involving numerous academic study sites and pharmaceutical supporters.
Latest scientific news on LCRF website
Find summaries of the latest news in the lung cancer research space at The page pulls together summaries of recent discoveries, FDA approvals, and other developments in one place. Bookmark the page and check it often!
LCRF celebrates science with two signature events in November
LCRF will bring top lung cancer researchers to its Scientific Symposium to be held virtually on Nov. 10 from 1-4 PM ET. The event will include an update on the state of lung cancer research, a round table discussion, and breakout sessions. Learn more and register here. Then, on Nov. 17 at 6 PM ET, an Evening of Innovation will celebrate the past year in lung cancer research as LCRF awards its highest honors for distinguished research and scientific merit. Dave Bjork, host of The Research Evangelist podcast, will be the evening's emcee. Read more and RSVP now.
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Every November, Lung Cancer Awareness Month gives us an opportunity to educate the public about this far-too-prevalent disease. LCRF plans a month of social media posts that you can share to promote awareness, screening, and support for patients and caregivers. Follow @lungcancerresearchfoundation on Facebook and @lcrf_org on Instagram, Twitter.
Mark your calendar for Giving Tuesday
Right on the heels of Lung Cancer Awareness Month is this year's #GivingTuesday, the world's biggest day of generosity. Celebrate Thanksgiving, and do the traditional shopping on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Then watch for your opportunity to use your dollars for good on Tuesday, Nov. 30. We'll be sending a reminder by email and posting donation links on social media!
Lung cancer advocate becomes patient
Anne LaPorte, a longtime advocate for lung cancer awareness and research, was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic. She shared her story during LCRF's Free to Breathe Walk on Oct. 2. Read more and watch her interview with Philadelphia 6abc’s Nydia Han, walk emcee.
Dr. Forde talks about clinical trials
October's #TogetherSeparately lung cancer community talk welcomed Dr. Patrick Forde from Johns Hopkins Medicine, who led an informative conversation about clinical trials. If you missed it, you can still view the recording at
LUNGes for Lung Cancer takes off on Facebook
Help us raise awareness and funds for research during Lung Cancer Awareness Month by joining the LUNGes for Lung Cancer Facebook group and do 50 lunges per day in November. Check it out at – and join in if you're inspired!
...the emcees and speakers who helped make the Oct. 2 Free to Breathe Walk an event to remember: Jaymie Bowles, Nydia Han, Dr. Ibiayi Dagogo-Jack and Anne LaPorte.
...everyone who fundraised, spread the word, and walked with us. Without you, the Free to Breathe Walk wouldn't happen!
...our experts who continue to share their time and knowledge during our #TogetherSeparately livestreams: recent guests Dr. David Carbone, Dr. Antoinette Wozniak, and Dr. Patrick Forde.




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