Category: Coping with Cancer/Survivorship

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

We Challenge You! Join ALCF and the Your Cancer Game Plan Challenge!

We’re excited to announce that we’ve joined Merck on the Your Cancer Game Plan Challenge, a social sharing program that will help us raise funds and continue our support of lung cancer patients, caregivers, healthcare providers and others. And we’d like to challenge you to join our team. During the month of February, Merck will… Read More

Posted by ALCF Staff on January 31st, 2018 Talks With Bonnie and Visits “The Living Room”

This audio interview, which takes place before one of our monthly Living Room Educational Support Programs, allows listener to learn about the foundation through Bonnie’s voice. Bonnie talks about both ALCF and ALCMI and the progress we are making in lung cancer screening and treatment. A special thanks to Samantha Mixon, one of our patients,… Read More

Posted by ALCF Staff on October 6th, 2017

Patient value: Perspectives from the advocacy community

The paradigm of decision making for healthcare must change. It is imperative that patients are part of the equation. According to this article, co-authored by Bonnie J. Addario, “There is substantial evidence to show that patient-centred care improves patient satisfaction, adherence to medications, improved chronic disease control, quality of care and health outcomes while reducing… Read More

Posted by ALCF Staff on September 20th, 2017

Nominate Your Caregiver Today

Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation’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. The caregiver… Read More

Posted by ALCF Staff on July 28th, 2017

Do you know a ROS1-fusion positive cancer patient?

In May, 2016, the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation launched the Global ROS1 Initiative, in partnership with cancer patients whose tumors are driven by ROS1 gene fusions. These ROS1 gene fusions are abnormal changes in cells that drive the growth and spread of several different cancer types such as non-small cell lung, gastric, ovarian,… Read More

Posted by Dr. Guneet Walia on February 23rd, 2017

Liquid Biopsy Test Approved by the FDA for EGFR+ Lung Cancer

On June 1, 2016 the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the first ever blood test to aid clinical decision making for targeted therapies for lung cancer. This blood test, a companion diagnostic called Cobas EGFR Mutation Test v2, allows the detection of mutations in the EGFR (Epidermal Growth Factor Receptor) gene, such as… Read More

Posted by Dr. Guneet Walia on September 29th, 2016

Lung Cancer Updates from ASCO 2016

Download PDF of this post What is ASCO? ASCO is the American Society of Clinical Oncology that has an annual meeting each year where key research and clinical medicine highlights are presented by cancer researchers & clinicians to the global community. This was the 52nd Annual Meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, held… Read More

Posted by Dr. Guneet Walia on July 20th, 2016

Cancer Patients Value Quality of Life Over Symptom Management

In October at their headquarters in New York City, CancerCare, a national organization that provides free support and financial services to anyone touched by cancer, held a roundtable discussion on “Improving the Quality of Life for Lung Cancer Patients”. It featured key opinion leaders and lung cancer advocates who discussed the importance of an all-inclusive… Read More

Posted by Dr. Guneet Walia on March 10th, 2016

Lung Cancer in Women: Lets do something about it!

Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation partners with the American Lung Association to fund $250,000 on innovative and transformational research to defeat lung cancer in women An unfortunate and often unknown fact is that lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in women, estimated to be the cause of 1 in 4 female cancer deaths… Read More

Posted by Dr. Guneet Walia on February 25th, 2016