National Lung Cancer Partnership Overview
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Geographic areas served: USA
Research Grants & Career Development Awards
Our organization has been funding novel lung cancer researchsince 2005. In 2009, we will be funding a total of six research grants: Fourgrants to young investigators for any facet of lung cancer research; one grantfor lung cancer survivorship research; and one grant for lung cancer nursingresearch. We are partnering with several organizations to ensure success ofthese programs, including the LUNGevity Foundation, the Lance ArmstrongFoundation, and the Oncology Nursing Society.
Living with a Diagnosis of Lung Cancer
We created a patient resource handbook on lung cancer fornewly diagnosed lung cancer patients, their family members, friends and healthcare providers. The handbook is brief and to the point, yet informative, and fitsinside someone's purse or small bag. The purpose of the handbook is to educatepatients, in lay terms, about: - types of lung cancer and staging -treatments for lung cancer, including surgery, radiation, chemotherapy andtargeted agents - possible side effects of treatment - a description ofthe clinical trials process and how participation may make additionaltreatments available, and - support services available
Video on clinical trials participation
Stories of Strength: Making the Decision to Enter a LungCancer Clinical Trial, is an educational video is designed to de-mystify theclinical trials process for lung cancer patients, with the aim of encouraging greaterparticipation in trials. The intent of the video was to be a resource forphysicians to show to their patients on-site, however, many physicians haverequested enough quantities to provide single copies to each of their patients.Individual patients have also been requesting the resource, with the demand sogreat that a second printing was required only six months after the programbegan. This patient
Free to BreatheTM
The Free to BreatheTM 5K lung cancer run/walks are the onlybranded, nationwide, community events for lung cancer. The purpose of the Freeto BreatheTM run/walks are to raise awareness of this nation's top cancerkiller in communities where patients and their families live and work, whileraising needed funds for lung cancer research, awareness, and educationprograms.
National Lung Cancer Partnership Annual Meeting
The National Lung Cancer Partnership Annual Meeting providesa forum for clinical experts and community oncologists, nurses, pharmacists andother healthcare professionals, and patients and patient advocates to discusscurrent and evolving therapies in the screening, diagnosis, and management ofpatients with lung cancer. Discussion includes topics relevant to recentadvances important to patients with lung cancer. Speakers includeinternationally renowned clinicians and scientists. The conference allowscommunity practitioners to discuss ideas and treatments with these experts.Attendees are encouraged to participate in panel discussions through questionand answer periods in the live activity.
We will accomplish the above mission by:
Raising awareness of the deadly impact of lung cancer upon both women and men
Increasing funding for lung cancer research
Improving patient care by educating and empowering patients and healthcare professionals