By Bruce and Jill Schaefer, January 26, 2022

January is National Radon Awareness Month

By Drs. Upal Basu Roy and Amy Moore, January 20, 2022

A very happy New Year from the LUNGevity science team! Even though the COVID-19 pandemic raged on in 2021, lots of exciting progress occurred in the lung cancer space.

Here are some of the major advancements we saw in 2021 and how they will impact the lung cancer community.

By LUNGevity Foundation, January 11, 2022

Dr. David Carbone

Historically, surgery has been the most effective treatment for patients with early-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). While technological improvements, such as the development of minimally invasive techniques (such as video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery or VATS), have made surgeries safer for patients, the ability to cure early-stage NSCLC patients hasn’t improved significantly in recent decades.

By Juhi Kunde, MA, LUNGevity Science Writer, December 14, 2021

Zofia Piotrowska, MD

In recent years, biomarker testing has grown increasingly more important and more complex as researchers understand critical details about the molecular basis of lung cancer. By testing the genomic make-up of each individual’s lung cancer, oncologists are better equipped to recommend treatment plans that are optimized for patient outcomes.

By LUNGevity Foundation, December 7, 2021

Myra and Kelvin in hiking gear in nature

In the spring of 2021, Myra’s husband Kelvin had COVID-19. After, he had a lingering cough and shortness of breath. His chest hurt a bit when he breathed. They assumed it was pneumonia or at least COVID-related. They never guessed it would be lung cancer.

By Dr. Amy C. Moore, VP, Global Engagement and Patient Partnerships, December 6, 2021

Visualization of the Covid-19 virus

By now, you have probably heard the news that scientists have discovered a new variant of the virus that causes COVID-19. This one is called omicron, a letter in the Greek alphabet, and joins the family of other SARS-CoV-2 variants including alpha, beta, gamma, delta, lamba, and mu.

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