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New Clinical Study Aims to Investigate the Genomics of Young Lung Cancer

Posted: Jul 25, 2014 | Posted by Kassy Perry | Comments Off

Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute Puts Spotlight on Lung Cancer in Young Adults

San Carlos, Calif. (July 23, 2014)– The Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute (ALCMI) today launched a new study, the Genomics of Young Lung Cancer, to understand why lung cancer occurs in young adults, who quite often are athletic, never smokers and do not exhibit any of the known lung cancer genetic mutations. ALCMI, a patient-centric, international research consortium and partner of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF), is facilitating this first-of-its-kind, multi- institutional, prospective genomic study in order to identify new genome-defined subtypes of lung cancer and accelerate delivery of more effective targeted therapies.

“It’s heartbreaking when you meet young adults with lung cancer, who should have their full lives ahead of them but instead are fighting for their lives because of the lack of lung cancer treatments,” said Bonnie J. Addario, stage 3B lung cancer survivor and founder of ALCMI and the ALCF. “This groundbreaking study will investigate why young adults under the age of 40 are getting lung cancer and whether they have a unique cancer subtype, or genotype, that can be treated differently.”
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***Media Advisory*** The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation Presents The Living Room

Posted: Mar 19, 2013 | Posted by Kassy Perry | No Comments

The nation’s premiere live-streamed lung cancer support group for patients and family

WHAT: The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation invites you to join The Living Room, a lively and special support group for those who are directly and indirectly affected by lung cancer. The Living Room takes place the third Tuesday of every month and is live-streamed online. It is the nation’s premier lung cancer support group for lung cancer patients and their families, offering expert opinion and advice not found anywhere else.

WHERE: Visit lungcancerfoundation.org.

WHO: The Lung Cancer Foundation is truly honored to host Geoffrey Oxnard, MD, a world-renown medical oncologist and researcher at the prestigious Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. He has devoted his career to caring for and treating lung cancer patients and researching and implementing better ways of understanding and treating the disease. His current ground-breaking research includes a study of familial lung cancer due to inherited EGFR mutations and a study of young adult lung cancer, both of which are collaborations with the Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute. For Dr. Oxnard’s full bio, CLICK HERE.

WHEN: Tuesday, March 19, 2013
5:30 – 7:30 p.m. (PST)

WHY: When patients have questions about lung cancer, when they have something they want to talk about, when they need advice from someone who has been there before or from experts who can help, patients don’t have to go far – they just have to go to The Living Room.

VISUALS: The set up is just like a living room.

  • Patients and family all gather around
  • Appetizers and beverages are served
  • Participants listen and interact with leading experts and thought leaders in the field of lung cancer treatment and research

About the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation

The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation is one of the largest philanthropies (patient-founded, patient-focused, and patient-driven) devoted exclusively to eradicating Lung Cancer through research, early detection, education, and treatment. The Foundation works with a diverse group of physicians, organizations, industry partners, individuals, survivors, and their families to identify solutions and make timely and meaningful change. BJALCF was established on March 6, 2006 as a 501c(3) non-profit organization and has raised more than $9 million for lung cancer research.

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