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Lung Cancer Foundation of America Gives the Gift of Life This Holiday Season: Announces Inaugural $125,000 Scientific Research Grant
Date:12/22/2009

time, this year, lung cancer will claim more lives than breast, prostate, colon, liver, kidney and melanoma cancers – COMBINED, all of which underscores the importance of this grant and others like it.

About LCFA:
LCFA was established by two lung cancer survivors and a lung cancer widow. Although their life experiences vary greatly the three of them have come to the same realization…the poor survival rate for lung cancer is a direct result of the lack of funding for lung cancer research. Working with many of the top lung cancer researchers and clinicians in this country, LCFA has seen how lung cancer researchers are trying diligently to unlock the secrets unique to lung cancer. They have also witnessed the inordinate amount of time researchers spend in an effort to secure money to pay for the research, an effort that distracts them from their primary research function. The abysmal state of funding for lung cancer research also discourages new researchers who, instead, gravitate to where the money is, leaving a potential gaping hole in future lung cancer research programs. LCFA's mission is to save lives by dramatically increasing the five-year survival rates for all stages of lung cancer, the nation's leading cause of cancer deaths for both men and women. LCFA will accomplish this by providing the necessary and critical funding for creative and leading edge lung cancer research programs. http://lcfamerica.org/

About IASLC:
The purpose of IASLC is to promote the study of the etiology, the epidemiology, the prevention, the diagnosis, the treatment, and all other aspects of lung cancer and disseminate information about lung cancer to the members of the Association, to the medical community at large, and to the public. http://www.iaslc.org/

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