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“Simply the Best” Dinner and Gala Honors Those Working to Fight Lung Cancer

2019-11-14T14:11:12-06:00November 14th, 2019|Hot Topics|

AstraZeneca Announced as 2019 "Simply the Best Award" Honoree SAN CARLOS, Calif. and WASHINGTON DC, November 12, 2019 – GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer (a merger of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and Lung Cancer Alliance) recognized AstraZeneca on November 9 at its 14th annual "Simply the Best" Dinner. AstraZeneca was honored with the “Simply the Best Award” for its continued dedication to research and development of new lung cancer treatments.GO2 Foundation’s annual event is a celebration of survivors, [...]

LCAM 2019: Easy Ways to Make a Big Difference

2019-11-07T09:44:36-06:00November 7th, 2019|Hot Topics|

We’re just under one week into Lung Cancer Awareness Month (LCAM) 2019! This November, we’re making it easy to turn your passion into progress with a different action for each day on our LCAM Action Center. Some are big and some are small – but every single effort made will help move the needle for the lung cancer community. Looking for easy ways to make a big difference? Here are a few quick yet meaningful ways to show your support [...]

It’s Time to Shine!

2019-11-04T08:03:39-06:00October 31st, 2019|Events, Hot Topics|

Can you believe Lung Cancer Awareness Month kicks off tomorrow? Our Shine a Light on Lung Cancer events make it easy for you to celebrate and remember survivors, caregivers and all individuals who have been impacted by the disease. What can you expect at a Shine a Light event? LEARN about the latest trends and advancements in the field from leading experts. BE INSPIRED by lung cancer survivors and caregivers. CONNECT with others in your local community that you can [...]

A Reason to Run: Chris’s Story

2019-10-17T12:11:31-06:00October 17th, 2019|Hot Topics|

Chris Palumbo, born and raised in Rochester, New York, is often found running races and participating in endurance challenges in his home city and beyond. He carries the GO2 Foundation flag with him in support of his best friend Jeff Clark, who was diagnosed with stage IV NSCLC ALK+ in 2013. Jeff’s wife, Kathy, and Chris knew there was more that had to be done to drive awareness and improve outcomes for lung cancer patients. Together they started the Facebook [...]

Be a Champion This Lung Cancer Awareness Month!

2019-10-10T13:38:11-06:00October 10th, 2019|Hot Topics|

We’re just a few short weeks away from the start of Lung Cancer Awareness Month (LCAM)! This is a critical time of year for the lung cancer community as we unite to raise awareness and funds, educate, and spread hope. There are countless opportunities for you to step up and make a difference this November. Here are just a few ways you can get involved! Shine a Light on Lung Cancer | Shine a Light events are educational forums where [...]

Are You Biomarker Savvy?

2019-10-03T14:41:05-06:00October 3rd, 2019|Hot Topics|

Every person’s cancer is different. Between all of the lung cancer treatment options available, how can you and your treatment team identify the best path for your individual case? Enter: biomarker testing. Biomarker testing (also called molecular testing) looks for biological changes, like EGFR or ALK, that may be associated with your cancer. In this blog, we’re answering the big questions about biomarker testing. How does it work?  In most cases, biomarker testing involves testing a piece of tissue from [...]

A Caregiver’s View

2019-09-26T13:03:30-06:00September 26th, 2019|Hot Topics, Stories of Hope|

By Danielle Hicks, Chief Patient Officer, GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer I became a caregiver when my mom was diagnosed with stage 3B lung cancer in 2003. It was one of most terrifying things I had ever had to face up until that point in my life.  She was only in her fifties. I had three small children and I couldn’t fathom her not being a part of their lives. One of the hardest things about this for me was [...]

Top Science from the 2019 World Conference on Lung Cancer

2019-09-20T13:52:05-06:00September 19th, 2019|Hot Topics|

This week, the GO2 Foundation team attended IASLC’s 20th Annual World Conference on Lung Cancer in Barcelona. Our team presented on hot topics in the field alongside top clinicians, researchers, and scientists from over 100 countries. We sat down with Jennifer C. King, PhD, Senior Director of Science & Research, to learn about some of the key takeaways and how they impact you. Early Detection There were multiple presentations on lung cancer screening and how to improve early detection of [...]

Know Your Nodules

2019-09-05T12:50:08-06:00September 5th, 2019|Hot Topics|

Decoding lung cancer terminology can be tough—but we’re here to make it easier. In this blog, we’ll help you better understand nodules, also known as lesions, coin lesions, growths, or solitary pulmonary nodules. Nodules are abnormal (yet common) spots that may show up on your lung cancer screening scan or other imaging tests. Why is it important to understand lung nodules? If you’re being screened for lung cancer or having other imaging tests done, it is possible that a lung [...]

Quality of Life

2019-08-29T11:14:55-06:00August 29th, 2019|Hot Topics|

Isn’t that what it’s all about? Whether a CT scan detects lung cancer early or treatment navigation helps you receive biomarker testing or a HelpLine staff member virtually holds a hand, enhancing quality of life for you and all the lung cancer community is of paramount importance. Support can be found everywhere at GO2 Foundation. Don Stranathan (stage 4), cites the Lung Cancer Living Room and valuable referrals as important services that he has taken advantage of since his 2009 diagnosis. [...]