August 1, 2016 is the 5th Annual World Lung Cancer Day and we would like to remind everyone of the dismal numbers and statistics associated with this disease. A lot has been achieved, but a lot more needs to be done! Let’s join hands and work towards making lung cancer a chronically manageable disease!
Nominate someone deserving for ALCF’s Annual The Wind Beneath My Wings Caregiver Award. Behind every lung cancer patient stands a caregiver walking hand-in-hand throughout the patient’s journey. Caregivers help give the patient what they need whether it be a shoulder to cry on or a ride to the doctor – the caregiver is there.
This year, ALCF-VAPF awarded $500,000 to a team of researchers exploring the causes of chemotherapy resistant small-cell lung cancer (SCLC) and identifying new inhibitors targeting this disease. “YITA supports researchers with the courage to look beyond current methodologies of treating lung cancer to extend the lives of patients,” said Bonnie J. Addario, a 12-year stage… Read More