SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute's research portfolio is the featured innovator in FasterCures online platform for venture philanthropy in medical research. The innovator profile features a Q&A with Steven Young, president and COO of ALCMI, sister foundation of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (BJALCF).
FasterCures, a nonprofit focused on accelerating the process of turning a scientific discovery into a viable therapy developed this resource to allow real-time sharing of innovative approaches to disease research. Called TRAIN (The Research Acceleration and Innovation Network) Central Station, it features best practices, leadership insights, tools and resources for the medical research foundation community. ALCMI's innovator spotlight is the fifth of the series.
"ALCMI has made remarkable progress by applying innovative approaches to the conduct of research – from the shared infrastructure that links researchers to the way it effectively collects biological samples from patients. Approaches that are critical in bringing us closer to giving patients with lung cancer effective therapeutic options," said Margaret Anderson, executive director of FasterCures. "Amplifying lessons learned, sharing ideas as they happen, and facilitating an open exchange of strategies and approaches are the hallmarks of FasterCures' TRAIN program."
"To be recognized by FasterCures and TRAIN is an honor and a gift to all lung cancer patients," says Bonnie J. Addario, lung cancer survivor and founder of BJALCF and ALCMI. "I am thrilled to be held accountable and to be on the same TRAIN team with collaborative giants like the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, the International AIDS Vaccine Initiat
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