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Boston University researcher lauded for leading-edge lung cancer research efforts
Date:11/17/2010

t, lung cancer is severely underfunded, receiving only 17% of government funding for these cancers. Uniting Against Lung Cancer provides funds directly for research, and has funded over $12 million to bring us closer to a cure.

Uniting seeks to fund innovative and novel research, as well as to support promising young researchers, allowing the scientific leaders of tomorrow to devote their efforts to curing lung cancer. The Legacy Programs fund critical research in early detection, improved treatments and a cure for lung cancer. In 2010, Uniting has committed $1.2 million in Legacy Grants to lung cancer researchers across the country. Uniting has also committed an additional $1 million to its continuing partnership with the Canary Foundation to find biomarkers for early detection of lung cancer in never-smokers.

Caine Halter was a healthy, 45-year old non-smoker whose life was taken by lung cancer in August 2007 after a valiant 13-month battle. Inspired by his courage and grace, Caine's family and friends are committed to raising funds for lung cancer research in his honor, so that others diagnosed may have a fighting chance to live. In 2008, The Caine Halter Fund for Lung Cancer Research began sponsorship of the Hope Now Award, which is now known as the Caine Halter Hope Now Award.


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