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Genomics of Young Lung Cancer and INHERIT Studies Accepted for Presentation at ASCO

Posted: May 13, 2015 | Posted by Kassy Perry | Comments Off on Genomics of Young Lung Cancer and INHERIT Studies Accepted for Presentation at ASCO

Two Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute research studies funded in part by the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation chosen for presentation at the May/June 2015 American Society of Clinical Oncology Annual Meeting

San Carlos, Calif. (May 13, 2015) – The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) is pleased to congratulate the Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute (ALCMI) on the acceptance of two abstracts for presentation at the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting in May 2015. ALCMI investigators will present study information and results from the Genomics of Young Lung Cancer and INHERIT EGFR studies.

“We are very proud to have provided the seed grant to make these studies possible and to continue to support ALCMI in advancing life-saving innovations for lung cancer patients,” said Bonnie J. Addario, stage 3B lung cancer survivor and founder of both ALCF and ALCMI.

The Genomics of Young Lung Cancer study is a first-of-its-kind study to understand why lung cancer occurs in young adults, who are usually quite healthy and never smokers, and to identify lung cancer gene mutations that may help impact their treatment. Researcher’s evolving understanding of the disease and new molecular tools suggest that young age may be an under-appreciated clinical marker of new genetic subtypes. Launched in 2014, an important goal for this research study is to reveal new lung cancer sub-types requiring distinct treatment strategies.
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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 on New Clinical Study Aims to Investigate the Genomics of Young Lung Cancer

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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