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Advice and Insights from Author and Two-Time Cancer Survivor Kathy Giusti

Advice and Insights from Author and Two-Time Cancer Survivor Kathy Giusti

Kathy Giusti joined LUNGevity for a special conversation about her life as a cancer patient, caregiver, and the founder and former CEO of the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation. Her involvement with the medical system from these different perspectives inspired her to write her recent book, Fatal to Fearless: 12 Steps to Beating Cancer in a Broken Medical System. You can watch the full 40-minute conversation with Kathy or use the timestamps below to learn more about the topics and advice…

Safely Bring Yoga, Dietary Supplements, Exercise, and More into Your Lung Cancer Journey

Safely Bring Yoga, Dietary Supplements, Exercise, and More into Your Lung Cancer Journey

Read time: 2 minutesIntegrative oncology adds holistic approaches—such as acupuncture, nutrition, exercise, and mindfulness—into a treatment plan. Research shows these interventions can have a tremendous impact on people going through lung cancer treatment and their quality of life. Unfortunately, they are also topics riddled with myths and falsehoods. LUNGevity spoke to an expert to help sort out the facts from the fiction. In the webinar below, Gabriel Lopez, MD, medical director of…

Highlights of AACR 2024: Where the Laboratory Meets the Patient

Highlights of AACR 2024: Where the Laboratory Meets the Patient

Read time: 7 minutesIt’s spring! The daffodils bloom, the days become longer, and I attend the annual meeting of the American Association for Cancer Research (AACR). For those of you who are new to this meeting, it is the largest gathering of laboratory scientists and clinicians in the world—coming together to discuss how to take science from the bench (laboratory) to patients and communities. This year’s meeting was held in sunny San Diego and brought together more than 23,000 attendees. Below…

Chemo Shortage Didn’t Materialize ‘The Way We Initially Feared’

Chemo Shortage Didn’t Materialize ‘The Way We Initially Feared’

This March, LUNGevity Foundation partnered with CURE for their “Speaking Out” video series, inviting Amy Moore, PhD, vice president of global engagement and patient partnerships at LUNGevity Foundation, to discuss recent chemotherapy shortages. During the interview, Dr. Moore addressed the critical issues posed by the chemotherapy shortage, offering valuable insights into its origins, impact on people with lung cancer, available alternatives, and ongoing efforts to address disparities. Her…

Sotorasib, the Poster Child for Project Optimus: Truths and Fantasies

Sotorasib, the Poster Child for Project Optimus: Truths and Fantasies

Treating Women With Lung Cancer: Screening, Treatment, and Sexual and Reproductive Health

Treating Women With Lung Cancer: Screening, Treatment, and Sexual and Reproductive Health

Emerging Therapies in Kirsten Rat Sarcoma Virus (+) Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer

Emerging Therapies in Kirsten Rat Sarcoma Virus (+) Non-Small-Cell Lung Cancer

Embracing a Precision Medicine Approach to KRAS G12C–Mutated Advanced NSCLC

Embracing a Precision Medicine Approach to KRAS G12C–Mutated Advanced NSCLC

Caregivers: Planning the Self-Care Journey

Caregivers: Planning the Self-Care Journey

This webinar explains the phases of the caregiving cycle and offers tips and strategies for meeting the challenges of each phase.  The discussion features Michelle Bolden, founder and chief education officer for Call For Caring Inc., a nonprofit organization educating and uplifting family caregivers in Atlanta. Michelle also hosts two podcasts -- "Call For Caring on Purpose" and "The Empowerment Hour."  The webinar was recorded on March 7, 2024, as a Facebook Live event. It is hosted…

Cancer Grand Challenges Summit 2024: No Time to Waste in Addressing Some of Toughest Challenges in Cancer

Cancer Grand Challenges Summit 2024: No Time to Waste in Addressing Some of Toughest Challenges in Cancer

Read time: 4 minutesI just returned from the Cancer Grand Challenges Summit, held March 5–8, 2024 in London, England. Cancer Grand Challenges was launched in 2020 as a collaboration between Cancer Research UK and the National Cancer Institute in the US, whereby they provide $25 million to international, multi-institutional teams working to address some of the most perplexing issues in the cancer field. I am LUNGevity’s representative on Team CANCAN, which is working to understand and treat…

General Virtual Meetup

General Virtual Meetup

For patients/survivors - Join us every Tuesday for this general meetup for those impacted by lung cancer.Register in advance for this meeting:After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Leveraging Genetics to Understand Why Younger Adults Are Developing Lung Cancer

Leveraging Genetics to Understand Why Younger Adults Are Developing Lung Cancer

Read Time: 5 minutesIt’s a mystery that has been baffling researchers: Why do some people develop lung cancer in their 20s or 30s? While we used to think lung cancer was only caused by exposure to tobacco and environmental factors like radon, researchers are starting to learn that the development of lung cancer, particularly in younger adults, could have a hereditary component.  LUNGevity partnered with the Lung Cancer Initiative, a leading nonprofit in North Carolina, to support…

Is Immunotherapy Beneficial in Patients with Oncogene-Addicted Non-Small Cell Lung Cancers? A Narrative Review

Is Immunotherapy Beneficial in Patients with Oncogene-Addicted Non-Small Cell Lung Cancers? A Narrative Review

Porter Details Future Directions For Treating Patients With KRAS G12C-Mutated NSCLC

Porter Details Future Directions For Treating Patients With KRAS G12C-Mutated NSCLC

CRISPRing KRAS: A Winding Road with a Bright Future in Basic and Translational Cancer Research

CRISPRing KRAS: A Winding Road with a Bright Future in Basic and Translational Cancer Research

Lung Cancer Masterclass: Get Smart About Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer Masterclass: Get Smart About Lung Cancer

In the past five years, the lung cancer community has seen an astonishing number of new treatments. As our understanding of lung cancer has deepened, the older treatment approaches have also become more effective and efficient.  These options are fantastic steps toward improving the overall survival and quality of life for people living with lung cancer, but it can be difficult for patients and caregivers to keep track of the new drug treatments and scientific advancements. …

HOPE Summit 2024 in Atlanta, GA

HOPE Summit 2024 in Atlanta, GA

Atlanta, GA

Registration is still open for HOPE Summit 2024, which we are excited to host in Atlanta, Georgia, this year. This weekend-long conference combines learning how to live with lung cancer and creating friendships that last beyond the event.HOPE Summit is a unique event for all people impacted by lung cancer—those living with lung cancer, survivors, caregivers, and now whole families. The weekend features medical experts, inspirational speakers, wellness activities, peer-to-peer connections, and…

FDA Denies Regular Approval of Lumakras for KRAS G12C-Mutated NSCLC

FDA Denies Regular Approval of Lumakras for KRAS G12C-Mutated NSCLC

Dr Mark Socinski on How Targeted Therapies Have Impacted Lung Cancer Outcomes

Dr Mark Socinski on How Targeted Therapies Have Impacted Lung Cancer Outcomes

Questions to Ask About Clinical Trials

Questions to Ask About Clinical Trials

Asking your doctor and medical team questions about clinical trials is a helpful way to decide if they are a good fit for you. You may already have some in mind, but a few basic questions to ask and get answered before making a decision are:Do you know of any clinical trials for my type and stage of lung cancer?What are the benefits and risks of this clinical trial?What are the eligibility guidelines?How long does the study last?Will you still be in charge of my care?What are the costs, and…

Clinical Trial Phases

Clinical Trial Phases

The four phases of lung cancer clinical trials each serve a different and important purpose. From testing the safety of a new treatment to its effectiveness and long-term outcomes, this short video explains how researchers use clinical trials for new lung cancer treatments.Phases of a Clinical Trial:1. Safety of the new treatment 2. Does the cancer respond to the treatment 3. Is this new treatment better than the current options 4. Studies the long-term benefits and side effects

Helpful Apps for People Living with Cancer

Helpful Apps for People Living with Cancer

As mobile apps become more ingrained in our lives, it’s natural to look for ones that can help manage a cancer diagnosis. As for which app to choose, it really comes down to what you’re looking for, what you’re comfortable with, and what fits your needs.  This list of helpful apps for people living with cancer includes ones that range from very basic, essentially a mobile pen and piece of paper, to all-in-one solutions that make medication tracking, document management, and…

Mirati, Amgen, Lilly and more race to the front line in KRAS-mutated NSCLC

Mirati, Amgen, Lilly and more race to the front line in KRAS-mutated NSCLC

LUNGevity Announces $1.2M in Lung Cancer Workforce Development Research Awards

LUNGevity Announces $1.2M in Lung Cancer Workforce Development Research Awards

LUNGevity Foundation is proud to announce the recipients of four awards to bolster the lung cancer research workforce— the Career Development Award, the VA Research Scholar Award, the Health Equity and Inclusiveness Research Fellow Award, and the ASTRO-LUNGevity Residents/Fellows in Radiation Oncology Seed Grant.“Progress in lung cancer research is only possible with a vibrant and diverse thoracic oncology workforce,” notes Upal Basu Roy, PhD, MPH, executive director, LUNGevity Research. “We…

Finding (Mental) Peace this Holiday Season

Finding (Mental) Peace this Holiday Season

The holidays are stressful enough without having to deal with lung cancer. LUNGevity is here to help.This discussion of the mental health challenges we face in the lung cancer community includes strategies for coping with a lung cancer diagnosis, stigma, and holiday anxiety. With the daylight getting shorter, we also discuss tips to address seasonal affective disorder. The free support programs and services available through LUNGevity for patients and caregivers are highlighted.This webinar…

What Is a Clinical Trial

What Is a Clinical Trial

Lung cancer clinical trials are carefully designed research studies to evaluate and learn more about new drugs and treatments. They give people the ability to participate in lung cancer research and access to new treatments that otherwise may not be available to them, all under the close supervision of medical experts. 

Watch Recorded Expert Sessions From ILCSC

Watch Recorded Expert Sessions From ILCSC

The International Lung Cancer Survivorship Conference (ILCSC) is a free virtual educational conference for people with lung cancer, caregivers, and advocates. The 2023 conference was held September 22-23.  The recorded sessions from this conference are available to registered participants through December 21, 2023, at www.lungevity.org/ilcsc. If you did not register for the conference but would like to view the recordings, you may still register for free access. The recordings are…

The Latest Lung Cancer Science: Highlights of WCLC 2023

The Latest Lung Cancer Science: Highlights of WCLC 2023

I had the privilege of attending the 2023 World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC) in Singapore with my colleague Dr. Bellinda King-Kallimanis. WCLC, the world's largest meeting dedicated to lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies, is an excellent forum for learning about the latest research into the early detection and treatment of lung cancer. Apart from the science, it was inspiring to see fellow advocates and network with brilliant researchers, all razor-focused on improving the outcomes…

Lung Cancer and NCCN Guidelines: What They Are and Why They Matter

Lung Cancer and NCCN Guidelines: What They Are and Why They Matter

In this expert meetup session, Carlin Callaway will review the National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s (NCCN’s)  Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) Guidelines and discuss how they are applicable to patient care. Participants will be able to ask general questions and engage in meaningful conversation.An expert in the field, Carlin Callaway, DNP, RN, ACNP-BC, ACNS-BC, AOCNP is Assistant Professor and the Lead Medical Oncology Advanced Practice Provider at the University of Colorado Cancer…

Be Part of the Largest Lung Cancer Event in the Nation

Be Part of the Largest Lung Cancer Event in the Nation

November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, when the lung cancer community gathers to raise awareness for this disease and stand together – unified and strong. You can get involved in raising awareness about lung cancer by joining LUNGevity on Saturday, November 4, 2023, for our nationwide walk, Breathe Deep TOGETHER. Thousands of people from across the country, coming together in a singular event, is a powerful way to make our voices heard and increase the visibility of lung cancer.Together…