We've announced the winners of the 2013 Young Investigator Research Grant Competition! Read more about these six scientists' innovative lung cancer research.
Why is Lung Cancer Research Important?
Research investment saves lives! To understand the disease, improve detection methods and develop new treatments that will help double lung cancer survival by 2022, 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. Yet lung cancer receives proportionately less government funding per death than other types of cancer.
This means private funding for lung cancer research, such as the Partnership provides, is crucial to developing lifesaving treatments.
Partnership Research Grants
Since 2005, the Partnership has awarded more than $3.7 million for cutting-edge research that is essential to helping patients live longer and better lives.
The Partnership is currently sponsoring Young Investigator Research Grants, which support researchers early in their careers and ignite their interest in lung cancer research.
This grant program is designed to complement other programs that support lung cancer research; the Partnership provides scientists the critical ground-level support they need to build their ideas to compete for more extensive funding from the federal government and other philanthropic entities.
These Young Investigator Research Grants are fueling novel ideas across a wide variety of lung cancer research areas that have long been underfunded, including:
How the body’s immune system responds to treatment
Genetic components and risk factors of the disease
How a tumor’s environment affects its growth
The effect of guilt and shame on treatment
Read about these cutting-edge research projects and more that the Partnership is funding!