American Lung Association News - Research Saved Susan's Life

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September 29, 2022

Annual Research Fund

Research Saved Susan’s Life

"I received a cancer treatment drug. The research that went into that saved my life"

The American Lung Association funds research that directly helps improve treatment options for people like Susan.

Please help us reach our goal of $100,000 for our Annual Research Fund to empower promising lung cancer researchers.
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Lung Cancer Researchers Making Breakthroughs

Lixing Yang, Ph.D

Project: Discovering Genetic Mutations in Lung Cancer in People Who Never Smoked

Dr. Yang’s research is focused on lung cancer in individuals who have never smoked in their lifetime (never smokers). As many as a quarter of lung cancers occur in never smokers, however, the causes are largely unknown. Dr. Yang expects to find novel drug targets and improve patient care for never smokers.

Alfonso Bellacosa, M.D., M.H.S

Project: Improving Response Rates of Immunotherapy for Lung Cancer

Dr. Bellacosa’s research is dedicated to improving response rates of immunotherapy for lung cancer patients. Currently, only one-third of lung cancer patients respond to immunotherapy treatments, but his research may have found a new way to help non?responders.

Their findings, made possible by donors like you, will have a long-lasting impact on the treatment of lung cancer.

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