Increased Risk of Death from Smoking Goes Well Beyond Lung Cancer

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Posted by Gianna Nannini on February 13th, 2015 |

NPR’s Richard Harris did an excellent piece this week on the variety of ways that smoking exacts its toll on health and life expectancy. He discusses a study published in this week’s New England Journal of Medicine that details the increased risk of death from ailments that aren’t always top of mind when considering the… Read More

Second Edition of the Patient Handbook on Amazon

Posted by Gianna Nannini on February 4th, 2015 |

This edition of Navigating Lung Cancer 360º of Hope includes updates on new FDA approved drugs, molecular testing, immunotherapy, and a Special Clinical Trials Report. Buy it at Amazon, gift it, or download a free PDF. This publication includes updates on new FDA approved drugs, molecular testing, immunotherapy, reimbursement and more, and entirely new with… Read More

Simply the Best IX Shows Perfect Timing

Posted by Gianna Nannini on January 30th, 2015 |

ALCF’s annual gala is always perfectly timed because not only does it occur during November, National Lung Cancer Awareness Month, but it happens during a traditional time of giving thanks and looking forward to the new year. More than 500 people, our largest crowd ever, gathered this year at the Fairmont Hotel in San Francisco…. Read More

Thank You to Our Corporate Partners

Posted by Gianna Nannini on January 27th, 2015 |

Many thanks to our corporate partners for their commitment and willingness to share their time, talents and treasure with ALCF! These generous partners have supported our programs and services to educate, empower and raise awareness and funds to fight lung cancer. Brocade Biodesix Boehringer Ingelheim Bristol-Myers Squibb Caris Life Sciences Celgene Clovis Oncology Covidien-Interventional Lung… Read More

Making Strides TODAY AND TOMORROW through Your Gift

Posted by Gianna Nannini on January 27th, 2015 |

House and Senate negotiators recently agreed to permanently extend the IRA charitable rollover and have also worked out a deal on 55 expired tax provisions known as “tax extenders,” pending White House approval. A permanent IRA charitable rollover will eliminate the harmful cycle of expiration and renewal that has created so much uncertainty for donors… Read More

“Join the Fight”~“We Won’t Quit”! DONATE NOW!

Posted by Gianna Nannini on January 27th, 2015 |

In 1971, Richard Nixon declared war on cancer, but the war against lung cancer never even got started.  TODAY is the DAY. By joining ALCF’s national “Join the Fight” – “We Won’t Quit” Campaign AND by making an end-of-year donation to combat the leading cause of cancer deaths worldwide, you are committing to helping us… Read More

Many thanks to Frys.com Open FedExCup Golf Tournament for Support

Posted by Gianna Nannini on January 27th, 2015 |

Many thanks to Frys.com for selecting ALCF again this year as one of the Silicon Valley nonprofits to benefit from funds raised at its annual FedExCup Golf Tournament. The October event, this year held at the beautiful Silverado Golf Course in Napa, awarded $20,000 to ALCF to help us in the fight against lung cancer…. Read More

Thank You to ALCF GRASSROOTS FUNDRAISING Heroes Coast-to-Coast

Posted by Gianna Nannini on January 27th, 2015 |

Our coast-to-coast heroes love to walk, swim, eat, jog, golf, run, party, etc. They are event planners, organizers, fundraisers, cheerleaders and champions willing to do anything (well, almost!) to help fight lung cancer through holding independent, special events to raise awareness and funds to support ALCF! Shout-out to these amazing, compassionate, generous heroes! Lung cancer… Read More

There’s Lots of Lung Power behind our Event and Outreach Successes

Posted by Gianna Nannini on January 27th, 2015 |

We love overachievers! Big shout-out to the thousands of walkers, joggers, runners and supporters who used their lung power to cover more miles, raise greater awareness and generate more dollars than they might have thought possible! Supporters of all ages came out for Your Next Step is the Cure 5K walk/run events this fall to… Read More

On the Horizon for ALCMI in 2015

Posted by Gianna Nannini on January 27th, 2015 |

ALCMI looks forward to launching many new innovative projects next year to advance our research initiatives, including the Epidemiologic Features in Young People with Lung Cancer, a follow-up to our Genomics of Young Lung Study, and our Biospecimen Big Data Project. As a follow-up to our Genomics of Young Lung Study, we plan to examine… Read More