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Lung Cancer Research

Research provides hope and save lives. This is especially true when it comes to lung cancer research. Lung cancer research helps us understand how lung cancer is caused, how it develops how it might be prevented, how it is detected it and how the various types are best treated. Research can provide a better and longer future for those diagnosed with lung cancer as well as increase the number of survivors currently living with the disease.

However, more lung cancer research is needed as not all our questions about lung cancer have been answered. Lung cancer still remains the leading cause of cancer deaths, claiming more lives each year than breast, colon and prostate cancers combined. Yet lung cancer receives significantly less research funding than these other cancers.

The American Lung Association is committed to funding lung cancer research. As part of our Awards and Grants Program, a large part of funds go toward research on lung cancer prevention and treatment. The primary goal of this lung cancer research program is simple: improve and save lives. The secondary goal is just as important: To fund top-notch lung cancer researchers at important career crossroads to and gain long-term commitment to lung cancer research. Without the life-long dedication of lung cancer researchers, important and much needed discoveries would be impossible.

Thanks to the medical breakthroughs led by Lung Association researchers and their colleagues worldwide, our lung cancer researchers have made significant contributions to the field of lung cancer. Below are some of our current lung cancer researchers and their studies. Learn more about our current lung cancer research studies at Research Awards Nationwide.

"This research will hopefully lead to much needed treatments for NSCLC and could not have been possible without the support of the American Lung Association."
– Ramesh Ganju, PhD, ALA Lung Cancer Discovery Award Recipient 2013-2015


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