The Research We Fund

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Research saves lives. Strategic investment in lung cancer research will ensure patients the same promise that is now available for breast, prostate, colorectal, and other cancers — earlier detection, more effective treatment options, higher quality of life, and thousands of lives saved.

LUNGevity-funded researchers are working on finding a better way to detect, diagnose, and treat lung cancers and prevent their recurrence. We fund translational research to move knowledge as quickly as possible from basic discovery to treating patients.

LUNGevity strategically and consistently supports research in both early detection and targeted therapeutics. We focus on early detection, because survival rates rise when lung cancer is detected while still localized, and on more effective treatment approaches to get the right treatment to the right patient at the right time. Better diagnostics to find the cancer early and more effective treatments not only will help more people survive, but will enable them to live well with lung cancer.