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Lung cancer is the most leading cause of cancer death and the second most common form of cancer in both men and women. Yet despite this, the federal response to lung cancer research funding has not yet matched the urgent need presented by the disease. 

Funding for lung cancer research is of paramount importance, not only because of the number of Americans it affects, but also because it is still difficult to detect in its early stages. Presently, only 15 percent of lung cancers are diagnosed in an early stage. By the time symptoms are recognized, the cancer has often progressed. For that and for other reasons, the lung cancer five-year survival rate (15.6 percent) is lower than many other cancers. 

In addition to advocating for increased federal funding of lung cancer research, the American Lung Association maintains an aggressive research program, comprised of three distinct programs - the Awards and Grants Program; the Asthma Clinical Research Centers Network (ACRC) and the Epidemiology and Statistics Program. Learn More About This Research

Research Awards Nationwide. The American Lung Association's Nationwide Research Program fosters basic, clinical and behavioral research designed to find cures and to prevent and relieve the suffering associated with lung disease. »More