Lung Cancer is an extremely complex and complicated disease requiring treatment that is targeted and individualized for each patient. Although outcomes and treatment options may vary, the questions that any person should ask their healthcare team are the same.

Knowledge and understanding are critical to
working with your healthcare team and to having hope.


Our Patient Handbook, “Navigating Lung Cancer, 360 Degrees of Hope,” is the first-ever comprehensive, up-to-date patient resource for Lung Cancer. First released in early 2013, your Handbook is a living document, both in print and on-line, that will have on-going updates to include the latest advancements in Lung Cancer care.

Included is valuable information about: Disease in General, Diagnosis, Specialists, Testing, Therapy, Clinical Trials, Living with Lung Cancer, Support Services.


Brought to you by generous multi-sponsored support:


The Patient Services of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) are based on a 360 philosophy and approach. We consider the “big picture” of patient needs and offer a comprehensive range of programs providing a road map to guide and a support system to anchor patients and their families.

We consider the “big picture” of patient needs.

Our Patient Services include:


Educational Resources

  • about diagnosis
  • treatment options
  • doctors

Latest Research News

  • clinical trials
  • drugs
  • genetics


  • answers to questions
  • personal advice
  • second opinions

A Powerful Voice

  • for advocacy
  • for confidence
  • for hope

Get the information you need when you need it!

Join Smart Patients

We are proud to partner with Smart Patients, an online community for patients and caregivers affected by Lung Cancer and other kinds of cancer. The online support of the Smart Patients community complements our Lung Cancer Living Room and Patient Handbook, “Navigating Lung Cancer, 360 Degrees of Hope.”

Smart Patients was designed to extend the reach of these kinds of resources to an even broader group of cancer patients who can learn from each other about treatments, the latest science, and how it all fits into the context of their experience.

Talk. Test. Take Action.

Don’t Guess. Test.

dont-guess-testALCF is proud to partner with Lung Cancer advocacy groups across the nation to support the “Don’t Guess. Test.” movement. An initiative aimed to expand awareness and educate patients about precision medicine and the importance of comprehensive genomic testing in lung cancer. It is our hope that through this initiative, every patient with lung cancer and their families, friends and caretakers will be motivated to take action by opening a dialogue with their doctors about genomic testing to ensure all possible treatment options are explored.