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3 Ways to Support the Lung Cancer Community in 2020

2020-01-16T10:33:59-06:00January 16th, 2020|Hot Topics|

We’re excited to be starting off our first full calendar year as GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer. There is so much to look forward to this year. From the programs you know and love, to advocacy on Capitol Hill, this will be a huge year for the entire lung cancer community. Wondering how you can make a difference in 2020?  There are many ways to give back. Here are three easy ways that you can get involved this year: [...]

The Lung Cancer Living Room: Q&A with Danielle Hicks, Chief Patient Officer

2020-01-09T15:34:07-06:00January 9th, 2020|Hot Topics, News|

Every month our Lung Cancer Living Room, a patient education and support series, brings hope home to patients and their families around the world. Through presentations by experts in the field, this unrestricted forum covers all topics, from early detection to personalized medicine and beyond. As the first lung cancer support group of its kind, the Lung Cancer Living Room brings you the feeling of home, whether you are part of the live audience or watch from your own living [...]

Advances in Lung Cancer Treatment Drops U.S. Cancer Deaths

2020-01-09T08:41:58-06:00January 9th, 2020|Hot Topics, News|

GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer points to targeted treatments and early screenings SAN CARLOS, Calif. and WASHINGTON, Jan. 8, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- Today's report concerning improvements in cancer mortality is welcomed news. The recently released Cancer Statistics 2020 report shows that the decline in lung cancer deaths is driving the decrease in mortality rates for cancer overall. This is a tremendous development for anyone who is at-risk or managing a cancer diagnosis. "This report validates what we have been advocating for many years. Lung cancer is a [...]

Year-end Progress for the Lung Cancer Community: Federal Research Funding & the Women and Lung Cancer Research and Preventive Services Act

2019-12-21T09:28:40-06:00December 21st, 2019|Hot Topics, News|

For many weeks, our community has been awaiting passage of the Fiscal Year 2020 (FY20) federal budget, which funds the Lung Cancer Research Program. This week, just days before the budget continuing resolution expired, the House and Senate released the long-awaited conferenced agreement that has been signed by the President to avert a repeat of last year's holiday-time government shutdown. In anticipation of this effort, GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer (a recent merger of Lung Cancer Alliance and the Bonnie [...]

Stories That Inspire

2019-12-20T08:49:37-06:00December 19th, 2019|Hot Topics, Stories of Hope|

From advancements in research and progress on Capitol Hill, to working directly with survivors and families, 2019 has been a monumental inaugural year for us at GO2 Foundation. At the heart of everything we do is our patient community; you continue to inspire and motivate us every day. Some of you chose to share your story to offer hope and connection to others impacted by the disease. Before we move into this new decade, let’s look back on some stories [...]

Lung Cancer Registry Launches New Surveys

2019-12-13T08:41:07-06:00December 13th, 2019|Hot Topics, News|

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 over time. With many innovative treatments available for lung cancer, the new survey modules will now track not only the drugs and treatments that patients received but also the sequence in [...]

Share the Life-Saving News About Lung Cancer Screening

2019-12-11T11:03:41-06:00December 11th, 2019|Hot Topics|

Help raise awareness of the importance of lung cancer screening! Just like mammograms for breast cancer screening and colonoscopies for colon cancer screening, a test is now available that can find and detect lung cancer early, which is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide for both men and women. Research shows that screening the at-risk population can save lives. Screening with low dose CT can find lung cancer at a much earlier, treatable, and curable stage. Lung cancer found [...]

FDA Approves Tecentriq Plus Chemotherapy as a First-Line Treatment for Metastatic NSCLC

2019-12-05T15:38:08-06:00December 5th, 2019|Hot Topics, News|

On December 3, 2019, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Tecentriq (atezolizumab) in combination with chemotherapy (Abraxane [paclitaxel protein-bound; nab-paclitaxel] and carboplatin) as a first treatment for patients with metastatic non-squamous non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) with no EGFR or ALK changes. This approval is based on the Phase III IMpower130 study which showed that Tecentriq in combination with chemotherapy helped people live significantly longer than chemotherapy alone. This approval offers a new combination therapy option to improve survival [...]

GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer Announces Young Innovators Team Award Recipients

2019-12-03T13:36:35-06:00December 3rd, 2019|Hot Topics, News|

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, and immunotherapy response in NSCLC. "The lack of institutional research funding for lung cancer creates a disincentive for talented young scientists and doctors to pursue research in this area, but we are [...]

The Power of Partnerships—EGFR-Mutant Lung Cancer

2019-11-21T14:01:55-06:00November 21st, 2019|Hot Topics|

We fight lung cancer together. That’s a lesson we’ve learned and put into action. Amy C. Moore, PhD, our Director of Science & Research, recently published an article in the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer online news about the importance of building research models utilizing partnerships between survivor groups, research experts, GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer, and the Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute (ALCMI). In the article, she discusses research related to EGFR-mutant lung cancer. You can [...]