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

#LCSM Chat 27-Feb-14: What do cancer patients want from their doctors and online support groups?

The focus for the next #LCSM Chat at 8 PM Eastern (5 PM Pacific) on Thursday, February 27, 2014 will be “What do cancer patients want from their doctors and online support groups?” The moderator will be Dr. Jack West. Online cancer support groups can provide a wealth of information and understanding for cancer patients, caregivers, and family members. Many in online forums find expertise and credibility among others who have traveled down the same road. “Expert patients” in these forums can provide an understanding and hope that even the best doctor can’t offer, because… Read More

Tweets for #LCAM2013 Week 4 — How to Help Lung Cancer Patients

For Lung Cancer Awareness Month (#LCAM2013), the #LCSM team compiled a list of tweet-sized lung cancer facts – one tweet for each day in November. We ask all #LCSM participants and lung cancer advocates to tweet the fact of the day at noon Eastern time (9 AM Pacific) to help with trending.  You can come here to copy the tweet of the day, or  if you prefer, you can retweet the fact after @LCSMChat tweets each day at 11:55 AM Eastern Time. Our tweets for the final week of Lung Cancer Awareness Month (#LCAM2013) focus… Read More