LCRF News: April 2022


April is National Minority Cancer Awareness Month

LCRF is hosting several special webinars in April, so register to attend and share with others who may be interested:

April 20 – Minorities & Lung Cancer/Addressing Health Disparities with Dr. Loretta Erhunmwunsee

April 25 – Vivir con Diagnóstico de Cáncer de Pulmón: A Spanish-language webinar with Dr. Edgardo S. Santos

April 27 – Lung Cancer & Lung Cancer Screening: A Cantonese-language webinar with Dr. Rex H. Wu, in partnership with New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medical Center

See all events and register at

To view LCRF’s resources for Black Americans featuring the story of Olympic gold-medalist, Jesse Owens, visit

#TogetherSeparately Monthly Livestreams & Facebook Group

LCRF hosts webinars to bring the lung cancer community together to discuss topics important to them. Find out more and register for an upcoming livestream. The community also has a lively and engaged Facebook group.

Patient-powered research partnership announcement:

LCRF and ALK Positive announced a research partnership to fund ALK-positive related lung cancer projects. Together, they pledge to fund three grants totaling $750,000 to advance high-impact research that potentially will ultimately transform care and improve outcomes for patients with ALK-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Read more about the ALK-positive partnership here.

Click here to see all of LCRF’s patient-led research partnerships.

LCRF Research Grant Requests for Proposals announcement:

LCRF’s annual research grant Requests for Proposals are now open for project submission. In addition to its long-standing request for Pilot Grant proposals, LCRF has added three new grant tracks in 2022 aimed at furthering its commitment to funding investigators who are dedicated to finding solutions to the most pressing issues in lung cancer, including: early detection, gaining an understanding of and finding new approaches to treat specific molecular subsets of lung cancer and addressing inequities in the careers of investigators from underrepresented groups in cancer research. To apply, visit

To read the entire article, visit LCRF’s blog here.