Lung Cancer Awareness Month Updates and Events


Learn more about upcoming events from the Lung Cancer Research Foundation.

It’s Lung Cancer Awareness Month, and LCRF invites you to join with us in sharing important information about lung cancer: risk, screening, detection and treatment. Visit our website at to get information about our upcoming events and shareable graphics you can use throughout the month.

Scientific Symposium: Novel Approaches to Treat Lung Cancer

Wednesday, November 10, 1-4 PM ET

Evening of Innovation

Wednesday, November 17, 7 PM ET

The Scientific Symposium will provide a virtual forum for patients with lung cancer, along with caregivers, physicians, researchers and health care providers from across the country to connect with top lung cancer researchers to discuss the latest in lung cancer research. The symposium will be moderated by Katerina Politi, PhD from Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Antoinette Wozniak, MD, FACP, FASCO will give an address on the State of Lung Cancer Research. See more details on our website.

The Evening of Innovation will celebrate the past year in lung cancer research and award the 2021 William C. Rippe Award for Distinguished Research in Lung Cancer and the James B. Dougherty Award for Scientific Merit. The evening’s emcee will be Dave Bjork, the creator of the Research Evangelist podcast and will include special guests Jill Feldman & Ivy Elkins from EGFR Resisters, pioneering researcher Dr. Matthew Meyerson, and past LCRF grantees, as well as Stuart Rankin, the grandson of the late four-time Olympic gold medalist Jesse Owens, who died of lung cancer. Find out more on our website.

This month, LCRF and the AME Church Health Commission are launching PSAs to bring awareness of lung cancer risk and the importance of screening to the Black community. The program, called Breathe Easy: The Good News about Lung Cancer Screening – a Guide for Black Americans, includes a documentary video and a companion guidebook. The documentary and PSAs feature the family of Olympic gold medalist, Jesse Owens, who died from lung cancer at the age of 66. Access the program at