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Congratulations to Recipients of 2014 Young Innovators Team Award

Posted by Gianna Nannini on January 27th, 2015 |

In 2014, the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) launched a new funding mechanism, the Young Innovators Team Award (YITA), to encourage out-of-the-box thinking and foster leadership skills among young innovators, instilling confidence in them to drive breakthrough research under a collaborative paradigm. ALCF, in collaboration with the Van Auken Private Foundation, is pleased… Read More

ALCF Launches New Initiative to Reach Adolescent/Young Adult (AYA) Population

Posted by Gianna Nannini on January 27th, 2015 |

Although we certainly don’t think of a healthy young person as being diagnosed with lung cancer, the truth is that ANYONE CAN GET LUNG CANCER. It does not discriminate based on age, background, gender, ethnicity or lifestyle. That’s why we have created our AYA Speaker Series & Campus Conversations, a first-of-its-kind program dedicated to reaching… Read More

Need Help Navigating the System?

Posted by Gianna Nannini on January 27th, 2015 |

Help is just one phone call away! ALCF’s Patient Navigation and Service Coordination (PNSC) addresses the many challenges of dealing with non-clinical issues by providing individualized, personalized assistance to patients and families throughout their lung cancer journey. By bringing health care and life care together, this free program helps to meet each patient’s specific needs…. Read More

“Bring HOPE Home” with the Living Room —”Traiga ESPERANZA a casa” con la sala de estar

Posted by Gianna Nannini on January 27th, 2015 |

The impact of our Lung Cancer Living Room Support Group/Patient Education and Speaker Series, which to date has reached 145+ countries and had 500,000+ views, will continue to expand in 2015 for those living with lung cancer. Thanks to generous support from Genentech, Spanish-speakers will soon be able to see select past and future programs… Read More

Coming Soon! “Navigating Lung Cancer, 360 of HOPE” Version 2

Posted by Gianna Nannini on January 27th, 2015 |

ALCF’s Patient Education Handbook, V.2, will soon be available. This free publication will include updates on new FDA approved drugs, molecular testing, immunotherapy, reimbursement and more, and entirely new with V.2 is a Special Clinical Trials Report. In keeping with our commitment to make the PEH available to diverse populations, V.2 will be available in… Read More

Smartphone/Tablet App Empowers Patients NOW!  

Posted by Gianna Nannini on January 27th, 2015 |

ALCF doesn’t expect patients to be patient when they need critical information. That is why we are leading the way in putting power in patient hands with our Smartphone/Tablet application (app), the first-of-its-kind for those living with lung cancer. Our free app provides instant access to our Patient Education Handbook, “Navigating Lung Cancer, 3600 Degrees of… Read More

Community Hospital Center of Excellence (COE) Program is Growing

Posted by Gianna Nannini on January 27th, 2015 |

Baptist Memorial Hospital (Memphis) and St. Thomas Health West (Nashville) are now part of our growing COE network, with 15 additional hospitals in TX, MA and other states throughout the US in the pipeline to join soon. Many thanks to Covidien – Interventional Lung Solutions, for its generous support of our COE Program, as well… Read More

Message from Scott Santarella, President and CEO – Winter 2015

Posted by Gianna Nannini on January 27th, 2015 |

“For those of you have cancer, everything that can be done in this great powerful rich country will be done.” However well-intended those words spoken by President Nixon may have been when he signed the National Cancer Act on Dec 23, 1971, for lung cancer patients that promise made has not been met, but 44… Read More

Message From Bonnie J. Addario, Founder and Chair – Winter 2015

Posted by Gianna Nannini on January 27th, 2015 |

Happy New Year! This year the Foundation celebrates its 9th birthday with a spirit of hope and a renewed urgency to achieve our goal of making lung cancer a “Chronically Managed Disease by 2023.” Lung cancer is a global epidemic and it requires a global solution. For the first time I believe that our 2023… Read More

Invest in a Legacy Gift NOW to have an Immediate Return and Provide a Long-Term Benefit 

Posted by Gianna Nannini on January 27th, 2015 |

As you know ALCF’s goal is to make lung cancer a chronically managed disease by 2023. While we are dedicating current funding to achieve this, we are also aware that we will need future gifts to ensure perpetuity of the Foundation, to aid in disease management, and ultimately to find a cure! One way to… Read More