Why is Lung Cancer Research Important? Research investment saves lives! To understand the disease, improve detection methods and develop new treatments, scientists must conduct research.
There is Not Enough Funding for Lung Cancer Research
Lung cancer claims more lives each year than breast, colon and prostate cancer combined.1 Yet these cancers receive proportionately more research funding than lung cancer.
The National Lung Cancer Partnership funds research grants across a wide variety of lung cancer research areas, including:
• Early detection
• Finding new treatments
• The effect of guilt and shame on treatment
• Discovering new genetic targets for therapy
• And other important research areas!
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The National Lung Cancer Partnership is Committed to Funding Research
Since 2005, the National Lung Cancer Partnership has funded over $3.7 million in research
through grants given to researchers at institutions throughout the country. Together, we are working to double lung cancer survival by 2022!
Read more about the research the National Lung Cancer Partnership is funding.
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