#LCSM Chat Topic 1/28: What Does the Lung Cancer Community Expect from the New Cancer Moonshot Program?

At the recent State of the Union Address, President Obama struck a bipartisan chord by announcing a new “Cancer Moonshot” program with Vice President Joe Biden serving as “mission control” and leading a charge of renewed efforts to remove perceived barriers to scientific collaboration and achieve unprecedented progress to understand, prevent, and more effectively treat cancers of all types. Vice President Biden has a very personal stake, as his son Beau died of a glioblastoma (a primary brain cancer) in May, 2015. He has been meeting with several leading national cancer experts… Read More

#JACR Chat 6/26: Patient Perspective on Lung Cancer Screening (#LCSM cohosts)

On Thursday June 26, at 12 noon Eastern Time, the Journal of the American College of Radiology (#JACR) tweetchat will discuss the patient’s perspective of lung cancer screening.  It will be hosted jointly by #JACR and #LCSM, using the hashtag #JACR, and will be moderated by Dr. Ruth Carlos (@ruthcarlosmd) of #JACR with guest moderators Ella Kazerooni, MD, and Janet Freeman-Daily (@JFreemanDaily) of #LCSM.  #JACR posted about the chat and provided the following information: ————————————————— “Ruthie, your dad fell down and now he has cancer.” My dad had tripped down a short… Read More

Lung cancer grant opportunity from The CHEST Foundation

Today #LCSM received the following information about a lung cancer grant opportunity from The CHEST Foundation (the philanthropic arm of the American College of Chest Physicians).  We’re sharing it here to encourage more participation in lung cancer research. ————————— The CHEST Foundation has been supporting lung cancer research since 2002, and this award, established in 2011, funds much needed research that leads to improved treatment and/or a cure for lung cancer. The grant recipient will receive $100,000 in payments of $50,000 each year for 2 years. Eligibility criteria and the application are… Read More