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GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer serves and listens to those living with and at risk for lung cancer to reduce stigma, improve quality of life and increase survival.

We empower our community by helping people navigate the paths of early detection, diagnosis and treatment. Insights allow us to improve care, amplify awareness, drive advocacy and lead research with the vision of tripling the number of survivors in the next decade.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Julia Lewis, Perry Communications – julia@perrycom.com (916-601-8282)

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Snapshot – Lung Cancer Facts

  • Lung Cancer is the Leading Cause of Cancer Death in the U.S.1
  • Lung Cancer Claims More Lives Annually than Breast, Prostate and Colon Cancer Combined1

  • Nearly 20 Percent of Men and Women Diagnosed with Lung Cancer Are Never Smokers2

1National Cancer Institute, Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER), U.S. Cancer Mortality, 1975-2013, published April 15, 2016
2Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, “Cigarette Smoking Among Adults — United States, 2006”. November 9, 2007/56(44);1157-1161.

Press Releases

$500,000 Research Grant to Combat Cancer Treatment Resistance Awarded by ALK Positive and GO2 Foundation

SAN CARLOS, Calif. and WASHINGTON, Feb. 6, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- ALK Positive (a patient-led group of 1,900+ lung cancer patients and caregivers in 50+ countries) and GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer (a global lung cancer advocacy and education organization) are awarding a two-year, $500,000 Research Collaboration Grant to two renowned lung cancer researchers dedicated to overcoming treatment resistance. This grant [...]

Lung Cancer Registry Launches New Surveys

SAN CARLOS, Calif. and WASHINGTON DC, December 12, 2019 – The Lung Cancer Registry has launched new surveys to do an even better job of capturing important moments in a patient’s lung cancer journey. These new surveys include questions about how symptoms and side effect impact quality of life—now and [...]

GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer Announces Young Innovators Team Award Recipients

SAN CARLOS, Calif., Dec. 3, 2019 -- GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer announced the recipients of the 2019 Young Innovators Team Awards (YITA) today. Two teams of researchers received grants totaling $500,000 for their work developing novel strategies to treat KRAS-mutant non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) and examining the impact of age on development, progression, [...]


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“Survivor Prevails Over Lung Cancer with Precision Medicine and Volunteerism”
CURE (May 21, 2019)

“’Run Amuck with the Duck’ set for Saturday”
Gainesville Sun (March 1, 2019)

“Who Gets Lung Cancer? The Facts Remove Stigma, Help Uncover Answers”
Giving Compass (January 31, 2019)

“Addario Institute, Dana-Farber Partner on Lung Cancer Sequencing Study”
GenomeWeb (January 25, 2019)

“A Journey With Lung Cancer”
The Wall Street Journal (January 8, 2019)

“2019: The Year Of Hope”
Forbes (January 7, 2019)

“Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg has Malignant Lung Nodules Removed”
Onco’Zine (December 21, 2018)

“Boehringer employees go door-to-door delivering holiday hope to lung cancer patients”
Fierce Pharma (December 17, 2018)

“Gainesville resident Caren Gorenberg, a 12-year survivor of stage IV lung cancer, was honored by the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation”
Gainesville Sun (December 16, 2018)

“When Data Unlocks the Good for Society”
AWS (December 13, 2018)

“Volunteers Help Decorate Home for Christmas for Mother with Cancer”
KABB-FOX (December 13, 2018)

“Bonnie J. Addario Foundation for Lung Cancer 5k highlights survivors, research and treatment at the Gibbs Cancer Center”
Live 7 News (December 2, 2018)

“Living Stronger With Lung Cancer”
CURE (November 29, 2018)

“UMC honored for excellence in care, treatment of lung cancer”
Lubbock Online (November 29, 2018)

“A Peek Inside CURE’s Lung Cancer Special Issue”
CURE (November 28, 2018)

“Overcoming Obstacles to Adherence”
CURE (November 24, 2018)

“Decoding the many types of lung cancer”
CURE (November 21, 2018)

“Decorated kites take flight in H.B. to aid lung cancer research”
Los Angeles Times (November 19, 2018)

“Lung Cancer Awareness Month: Let’s Clear the Smoke”
Forbes (November 15, 2018)

“Inaugural kite-flying fundraiser to benefit lung cancer research”
Los Angeles Times (November 15, 2018)

“Patients Launch New Study to Shed Light on EGFR-Positive Lung Cancers”
CURE (November 15, 2018)

“Don’t neglect your lungs: Non-invasive screenings can save lives”
Courier Post (November 14, 2018)

“FDA Approves Lorbrena for Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Subtype”
CURE (November 2, 2018)

“Paving the Way for Lung Cancer Research”
CURE (November 1, 2018)

“Hometown Spotlight at Gibbs Cancer Center with Bonnie J Addario Lung Cancer Foundation”
WSPA 7 News (November 2, 2018)

“Niall McDermott 50 5ks 10-14-2018”
KGO-ABC (October 14, 2018)

“Fifth Grader Runs 50 5K’s In 50 Days For Grandpa’s Lung Cancer”
KPIX CBS (October 14, 2018)

“Oncogene-Driven Communities Improve Outcomes in Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer”
CURE (September 24, 2018)

“Demand A Scan: Luck Is Not An Option”
Forbes.com (September 13, 2018)

“The ‘Ross-Wonders’, Cancer’s New Superheroes”
Forbes.com (May 2, 2018)

“Understanding Lung Cancers in Younger Patients”
U.S. News and World Report (August 29, 2017)

“Bonnie J. Addario: An Urgent Need to Impact Lung Cancer Care in a Big Way”
PRX (August 28, 2017)

“Stage 4 Lung Cancer Survivor Celebrating 1st Christmas With Twins”
CBS Los Angeles (December 21, 2016)

“Community Council: Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation”
KIIS FM (December 18, 2016)

“Partnering With Patients To Find Cures”
Huffington Post (November 1, 2016)

“SAP: Cancer’s Corporate Conscience”
Huffington Post (September 30, 2016)

“The Cancer Moonshot At A Crossroads: Will The Next President Commit To The Effort To End Cancer?”
Huffington Post (August 9, 2016)

“Precision Lung Cancer Drugs on Pricing Evaluation Group’s Agenda”
GenomeWeb (June 27, 2016)

“Lung Cancer in Adolescents: A Grim Inheritance?”
Huffington Post (May 25, 2016)

“A Blood Test to Diagnose Lung Cancer? We’ve Taken a Big Step Towards It…”
Huffington Post (May 16, 2016)

“The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation”
Capital Public Radio News (April 28, 2016)

“A Moving Target: Targeted Therapies Boosting Lung Cancer Survival Rates”
CURE Magazine (April 18, 2016)

“Local Cancer Patient Awaits Baby As Surrogate Nears Delivery”
CBS Los Angeles (April 15, 2016)

“‘Liquid biopsy’ blood test detects genetic mutations in common form of lung cancer”
Medical Xpress (April 7, 2016)

“Biden’s Astronaut Takes Over Moonshot”
Huffington Post (March 31, 2016)

“The inspiring story of a lung cancer survivor whose former track coach became her surrogate”
espnW (March 31, 2016)

“Early Lung Cancer Detection Researcher Granted Foundation’s First-Ever Award of $300,000”
Lung Cancer News Today (March 29, 2016)

“Younger Patients Are Changing the Face of Lung Cancer”
CURE Magazine (March 23, 2016)

“She shattered Big Oil’s glass ceiling. Now, her energy is focused on lung cancer”
Washington Post (March 18, 2016)

“One Giant Leap for Mankind”
Huffington Post (March 11, 2016)

“Run Amuck to raise funds for lung cancer”
The Gainesville Sun (March 1, 2016)

“The Fight of Our Lives: Confronting the Unmet Need in Lung Cancer”
The American Journal of Managed Care (February 5, 2016)

“Doctors Can Take An XRay For Your Nagging Cough or Chest Pain, But Here’s What They Might Not See”
INJO Opinion (February 3, 2016)

“Lung Cancer Overview: 2016 will feature more advancements in screening and treatment.”
Advance Healthcare Network – Executive Insight (January 28, 2016)

“Want Into A Clinical Trial? Read This First.”
Kaiser Health News (January 20, 2016)

“Hitting a Target in Advanced Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer”
CURE Magazine (January 4, 2016)

“California Woman Who Beat Stage IV Lung Cancer at 28 Fulfills Dream of Having a Family”
People (December 31, 2015)

“Foundation Medicine Announces National Agreement with UnitedHealthcare for FoundationOne® in Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer”
BusinessWire (December 21, 2015)

“Los Angeles-Area Women Now The Faces Of Lung Cancer”
CBS Los Angeles (December 10, 2015)

“Advocacy Groups Raise Cancer Patient Awareness of Genomic Profiling, Help Manage Testing Complexity”
GenomeWeb (December 8, 2015)

“Research making progress on why young non-smokers get lung cancer”
Washington Post (December 5, 2015)

“How Bias Makes Lung Cancer Deadlier”
Inside Sources (November 25, 2015)

“Where to Turn After You’ve Been Diagnosed with Lung Cancer”
CONQUER Magazine (November 25, 2015)

“Bias is impeding efforts to raise funds to fight lung cancer”
San Francisco Chronicle (November 24, 2015)

“Eli Lilly & Co. (LLY) Announces FDA Approval of Portrazza in NSCLC”
StreetInsider (November 24, 2015)

“Charity of the Week”
The Week (November 19, 2015)

“Dispelling Four Commonly-Held Lung Cancer Myths”
CONQUER Magazine (November 18, 2015)

“The Stigma Ends Now”
Huffington Post (November 13, 2015)

“How I Finished the NYC Marathon With Just One Lung”
EverydayHealth.com (November 12, 2015)

“Five Things Every Person with Lung Cancer Should Know”
CONQUER Magazine (November 9, 2015)

“Lung Cancer Leads Marathoner to New Kind of Personal Record”
CONQUER Magazine (November 9, 2015)

“Personal experiences rebut mammogram guidelines: Your Say”
USA Today (November 3, 2015)

“You Only Think You’re Aware! Lung Cancer Awareness Month Impacts Everyone”
Huffington Post (November 2, 2015)

“O Magazine Coverage: Thank you, Oprah!”
O, The Oprah Magazine (November 2015)

“New cancer guidelines are a step backward”
San Jose Mercury News (October 30, 2015)

“Cancer confusion”
New York Daily News (October 28, 2015)

“For the First Time: A Handbook for Fighting Lung Cancer”
Huffington Post (October 5, 2015)

“Navigating Clinical Trials”
Genome Magazine (October 1, 2015)

“Putting Lung Cancer Support on the Map”
CURE Magazine (September 25, 2015)

“Early Study Results Find High Proportion of Young Lung Cancer Patients With Targetable Mutations”
GenomeWeb (September 22, 2015)

“Why Are Many Young People Who Never Smoked Getting Lung Cancer?”
Huffington Post (September 9, 2015)

“Lung cancer researchers offer hope that disease is not death sentence”
Denver Post (September 9, 2015)

“Emily Bennett Taylor: A Story of Commitment and Courage”
WCLC 2015 (September 9, 2015)

“Targetable Genomic Alterations Found in the Majority of Young Patients with Adenocarcinoma”
WCLC 2015 (September 9, 2015)

“Spotlight on Advocacy: Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation”
WCLC 2015 (September 8, 2015)

“Pancake Fun Walk”
WCLC 2015 (September 7, 2015)

“Welcome to WCLC 2015”
WCLC 2015 (September 6, 2015)

“Lung Cancer: Why You Should Care”
Huffington Post (September 1, 2015)

“Addario Lung Cancer Foundation: Striving to Solve Young Lung Cancer”
CURE Magazine (August 12, 2015)

“Clinical Trial Innovation Prize Backs Ideas Using Health Records, Apps”
Xconomy.com (August 11, 2015)

“Video: Putting Lung Cancer Support on the Map”
CONQUER Magazine (August 2015)

“Into the Future”
CURE Magazine (July 24, 2015)

“Viewfinder – A Path to Healing — Genomics and Disease Prevention”
KVIE-TV (June 24, 2015)

“New Online Toolkit Now Available to Help People Living with Lung Cancer”
The Hutchinson News (April 13, 2015)

“Dual Therapy’s One-Two Punch Knocks Out Drug-Resistant Lung Cancer”
University of California, San Francisco (April 2, 2015)

“Penngrove Mom Beats Cancer Odds”
Petaluma Argus-Courier (March 1, 2015)

“Baptist Cancer Center named Center of Excellence”
Baptist Leader (February 4, 2015)

“Exosome Diagnostics and the Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute (ALCMI) Announce Collaboration to Accelerate Development of Plasma-Based Lung Cancer Diagnostics”
Exosome Diagnostics (January 9, 2015)

“How Personalized Medicine is Changing Lung Cancer”
Genome (December 21, 2014)

“Lung Cancer for Nonsmokers Still Stained by Stigma”
NBC News (November 15, 2014)

“Therapy treats lung cancer based on patients’ genetic markers”
SF Gate (October 28, 2014)

“Smoke Free Doesn’t Mean Lung Cancer Free”
HERS Magazine (October 25, 2014)

“Top Research Collaborations Explain How They Are Speeding the Path to Cures”
Marketwired (October 8, 2014)

“Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute Looks into the Genomics of Young Lung Cancer”
Oncology Nursing News (September 25, 2014)

“Vivian Gonzalez hosts cancer awareness run in Hollywood”
WSVN (September 14, 2014)

“Lung cancer strikes younger demographic”
ABC 7 (August 4, 2014)

“Herbst Tackles Key Questions in Emerging PD-1/PD-L1 Immunotherapy for NSCLC”
OncLive (August 2, 2014)

“Larger Studies of Multiple Families Will Help Us Better Understand Inherited Risk of Lung Cancer.”
Journal of Thoracic Oncology (June 27, 2014)

“Lung cancer study of why young, healthy are stricken”
SF Gate (June 24, 2014)

“Purple Toes Campaign Fights Back Against Lung Cancer”
CNN Health (June 17, 2014)

“Pleasanton Man’s Colorful Gesture To Make Sick Wife Smile Inspires Hundreds To Join Him”
NBC Bay Area (June 11, 2014)

“A2A Spotlight: Bonnie Addario”
The A2A Alliance (May 4, 2014)

“Why Do Healthy Non-Smokers Get Lung Cancer?”
The Atlantic (Dec 2013)

“Piedmont Skier Sets Sights on Sochi”
Comcast Sports Net (November 20, 2013)

“K.C. Oakley, Piedmont Freestyle Skier, Sets Her Sights on Sochi”
NBC Bay Area (November 20, 2013)

“Slideshow of K.C. Oakley Training”
CSNBAYAREA.COM (November 15, 2013)

“Boehringer to help promote genetic biomarker testing”
Comcast Sports Net (November 12, 2013)

“Olympic hopeful K.C. Oakley inspired by friend’s battle with cancer”
Comcast Sports Northern California (November 8, 2013)

“New study shows lung cancer may be inherited”
KGO-TV (ABC) (November 7, 2013)

“Lung Cancer Program Shows Results”
Payers and Providers (June 27, 2013)

“Join the Lung Cancer Living Room to Learn About Online Lung Cancer Communities”
About.com (June 18, 2013)

“Join the Lung Cancer Living Room Tonight to Learn How Treatment is Getting Personal”
About.com (May 21, 2013)

“Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation”
The Gentry Giving Guide  (May 2013)

“Support Tonight for People With Lung Cancer”
About.com (April 16, 2013)

“Storming the Silos”
LSF Magazine  (Fall 2012)

“The Right Woman for the Job”
LSF Magazine  (Summer 2012)

“Jill’s Legacy”
Women Magazine  (Spring 2012)

“Drug may be near for cancer’s companion condition cachexia”
Los Angeles Times  (February 27, 2012)

“Gene test may aid early-stage lung cancer patients”
San Francisco Chronicle  (January 27, 2012)

“The Courage of Jill Costello”
Sports Illustrated  (November 29, 2010)