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 [...]

Lung Cancer Registry Launches New Surveys

2020-02-06T08:39:37-06:00December 13th, 2019|Hot Topics, News, Press Releases|

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 [...]

GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer Announces Young Innovators Team Award Recipients

2020-02-06T08:40:05-06:00December 3rd, 2019|Hot Topics, News, Press Releases|

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 [...]

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

2020-02-06T08:41:14-06:00November 14th, 2019|Hot Topics, Press Releases|

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 [...]

LCAM 2019: Easy Ways to Make a Big Difference

2020-02-06T08:40:50-06:00November 7th, 2019|Community Engagement, 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 [...]

A Reason to Run: Chris’s Story

2020-02-06T08:41:47-06:00October 17th, 2019|Community Engagement, 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!

2019-10-10T13:38:11-05:00October 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?

2019-10-03T14:41:05-05:00October 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 [...]

Know Your Nodules

2019-09-05T12:50:08-05:00September 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 [...]

Celebrating Survivorship and Making a Difference

2020-02-06T08:42:51-06:00August 9th, 2019|Community Engagement, Hot Topics, Stories of Hope|

Don Stranathan, well-known in the lung cancer community, sometimes is referred to as Superman or Dr. Don. He is well-informed, tenacious, kind, and is always happy to share what he knows with other lung cancer patients. In 2009, he was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. Survivors created a Life Link chain—one link for each year of life since diagnosis. On Saturday, June 22, he celebrated his 10 year cancerversary by hosting a Celebrating Survivorship party and fundraiser [...]