Latest Lung Cancer News for Patients

2018 World Conference on Lung Cancer Reports Energize Attendees

Bonnie Addario leads a panel discussion “Patients and Advocacy Driving Research Together” with Dr. Fred Hirsch (Physician), Dr Idiko Medve (Survivor) , Dr Ignatius Ou (Physician), Merel Hennink (Survivor) and Dr Paul Wheatley-Price (Physician).

Posted by ALCF Staff on October 9th, 2018

Patient-driven Research

Early detection survivors and patient-driven groups such as the EGFR Resisters, ALK Positive and ROS1ders have joined forces with the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) to promote research and new treatment options. Much is still unknown about lung cancer… Read More

Posted by ALCF Staff on September 18th, 2018

Early detection is key to surviving world’s deadliest cancer

Without the CT test that you recommended, I would never have suspected I had lung cancer.

I am one of the lucky few cured of lung cancer, a rare outcome for patients diagnosed with the leading cause of cancer deaths annually… Read More

Posted by ALCF Staff on September 5th, 2018

What You Need to Know About Liquid Biopsies

by Janet Freeman-Daily, Founder of ROS1ders and lung cancer patient/activist, and Lecia V. Sequist, MD, MPH, The Landry Family Associate Professor of Medicine, Harvard Medical School The term “liquid biopsy” is appearing with increasing frequency in the news and lung cancer community discussions. Hundreds of presentations about liquid biopsies were offered this spring at major… Read More

Posted by ALCF Staff on August 15th, 2018

Do what you love and raise money for ALCF

The best fundraisers come from the heart. David Robinow, a longtime donor of ALCF, cycles in honor of his brother, Joey, and all others battling lung cancer today. Most recently, he participated in the Marin Century Bike Ride in San Rafael, CA where he has raised $7254 … and counting. Thank you, David! Interested in creating… Read More

Posted by ALCF Staff on August 15th, 2018

Competitive Tennis Player and EGFR Lung Cancer Survivor Stays in the Game

Science and research were not at the top of Teri Kennedy’s priority list three years ago. She was too busy raising her two daughters, working as a financial analyst, playing competitive tennis, and participating in almost daily power yoga classes. But a trip to her doctor’s office in 2015 upended her life, dramatically changing her… Read More

Posted by ALCF Staff on August 15th, 2018

Bonnie J. Addario to Speak at Women’s Leadership Conference

Bonnie has been selected to speak at the annual Women’s Leadership Conference (WLC) at the MGM Grand on August 28 in Las Vegas. The conference is a signature program for the non-profit MGM Resorts Foundation and is aimed at promoting women’s personal and professional development and advancement. Bonnie, Founder, Chair & Lung Cancer Survivor, has… Read More

Posted by ALCF Staff on August 15th, 2018

Liquid Biopsy Study Opens for Enrollment

More treatment or just surgery? This a question many physicians face when determining treatment for lung cancer patients. A new clinical study launched by the Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute (ALCMI), Drs. Ramaswamy Govindan and Daniel Morgensztern, and Inivata hopes to help answer that question in patients with early non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). The… Read More

Posted by ALCF Staff on July 18th, 2018

Four Stars for the Fourth Year

For the fourth consecutive year, the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for its strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. ALCF is the only lung cancer foundation to receive the highest rating from America’s largest independent charity evaluator. “Our 4-star Charity Navigator rating demonstrates… Read More

Posted by ALCF Staff on June 29th, 2018

Overcoming Targeted-Therapy Resistance

The June 19 Lung Cancer Living Room featured Dr. Collin Blakely, a lung cancer specialist from UCSF, and Teri Kennedy, lung cancer survivor and patient advocate, discussing “overcoming resistance to targeted therapy.”

As Dr. Blakely stated, “The lung cancer field… Read More

Posted by ALCF Staff on June 29th, 2018