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Winter 2023

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You helped LCRF make history in 2022, and we couldn't be more grateful! As the new year begins, we hope you are as excited as we are about the hope and vision for the future that you've made possible.💙

Largest single year research investment supports work of 15 investigators
Your support has given 15 promising lung cancer investigators an opportunity to improve existing treatments and lengthen survivor for patients everywhere. Learn more about the newest LCRF grantees and their research.
Scientific Executive Committee redefines framework for research grant program
Your donations already fund impactful, cutting-edge research through LCRF's grant program. Now it's time to take that impact to the next level. With an eye toward funding a total $45M in direct lung cancer research by 2024, LCRF's Scientific Executive Committee has developed a roadmap to getting us there. Find out more about what that means for future research.
January is Radon Awareness Month
Radon is the second most common cause of lung cancer, but very little is known about how radon-induced lung cancer happens. LCRF grantee Dr. Aria Vaishnavi wants to change that. Watch the presentation she gave this fall on the work she's doing. If you haven't tested your home, free kits are available from the EPA.
View ‘Biomarkers and Biology’
LCRF's Scientific Symposium in November focused on biomarkers in lung cancer, including a roundtable panel that examined topics such as liquid biopsy, molecular oncology, genetic changes, and drug responses. If you missed it, you can still watch the recording at this link.
FDA approves two treatments
The FDA recently granted accelerated approval to a drug for those with KRAS G12C-mutated lung cancer. The agency also approved a immunotherapy plus chemotherapy treatment shown to improve overall survival. Read the latest FDA news for lung cancer here.
Get moving with Team LCRF this spring!
Is one of your goals for this year doing more physical activity? Give your training extra meaning with Team LCRF! We're taking applications right now for two upcoming events: the United Airlines NYC Half Marathon on Sunday, March 19, and the Five Boro Bike Tour on Sunday, May 7. Apply today!
Communicating with Your Healthcare Team
Dr. Cardinale B. Smith from Tisch Cancer Center at Mount Sinai was our #TogetherSeparately guest this week, with moderator Dr. Isabel Preeshagul. They discussed how to effectively communicate with your healthcare team. If you missed it, you can catch the recording here. Sign up for our March 15 IASLC Targeted Therapies recap with Dr. Stephen Liu at
Moving Forward: Self Care After Loss
Now that the winter holidays have ended, what's ahead is just... winter. The season is even harder when you've suffered a loss. On Thursday, March 2, shake up your routine and drop in for an online chat led by CancerCare. Share how you're doing and learn a few new strategies for self-care. Find out more about the program and sign up at
Pro soccer player Tommy McNamara honors mom with fundraiser for research
New England Revolution midfielder Tommy McNamara raised over $20,000 for lung cancer research in honor of his mother, Kerry, who was diagnosed with Stage 4 lung cancer a year ago. Tommy tells their story in a short video he released for Lung Cancer Awareness Month in November.
Running a marathon after a lobectomy
Jenn ran the 2022 TCS New York City Marathon as a proud member of Team LCRF. “I know that cutting-edge research enabled my medical team to give me the greatest chance to be cancer-free and maintain the best quality of life possible. I want research to help do the same for others.”

.. YOU, for your support and donations so that patients can have more treatments options and better quality of life. Thank you for giving wings to research.
...our speakers and panelists for November's Scientific Symposium: Dr. Katerina Politi, Dr. Antoinette Wozniak, Dr. David Kwiatkowski, Dr. Trudy Oliver, Dr. Christian Rolfo, Dr. Kurt Schalper, and Dr. Alison Taylor.
...Dr. Cardinale B. Smith and Dr. Isabel Preeshagul for leading this month's #TogetherSeparately gathering.





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