Lung Cancer Resources

Whether you are a patient or survivor—or a family member or friend of one—we encourage you to explore our resources at We provide materials for patient and caregiver education, community awareness, and tools for healthcare professionals to better explain lung cancer diagnoses to patients. These resources are available free of charge.


LUNG CANCER is the leading cause of cancer death worldwide.1

AN ESTIMATED 228,000 PEOPLE will be diagnosed in 2019 in the US.2

LUNG CANCER kills almost 3 TIMES as many men as prostate cancer.1

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LUNG CANCER kills almost TWICE as many women as breast cancer.1

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APPROXIMATELY 143,000 AMERICAN LIVES are lost annually.2


As research funding grows, more new treatments are available and survival rates improve.

Current 5-Year Cancer Survival Rates2

Current 5-year Cancer Survival Rates

Reina's Lung Cancer Story

Reina was diagnosed with lung cancer a little over a year ago, undergoing surgery to remove 1/5 of her lung. While she didn't have symptoms – noting "I felt healthier than ever" – she was approaching the age when her mother had died of lung cancer. Finding out her worries had merit was a shock.

"As my doctor said, 'If you have lungs, you too can get lung cancer.'"

Reina's Lung Cancer Story

Victoria’s Lung Cancer Story

Even as a teenager, Victoria noticed that she was often breathless and chalked it up to needing more exercise. She was diagnosed with Stage III spindle-cell sarcoma of the lung right before her 23rd birthday. "To me, it didn’t matter what story the statistics were saying about this disease. I decided right then and there that I would tell my son that Mom is going to be a survivor."

Victoria's Lung Cancer Story

Jaymie’s Lung Cancer Story

Jaymie was diagnosed with ALK+ lung cancer in December 2018 but is trying to keep her life as close to normal as she can...working full time and attending kickboxing classes. "I am not my diagnosis. I try to challenge the stigmas and the misconceptions by showing people that even though I have cancer, cancer does not HAVE me."

Jaymie's Lung Cancer Story


Get Involved

Join the lung cancer community at an upcoming Free to Breathe Walk and help raise awareness and funds for research that will help improve lung cancer outcomes. Find an event near you at

Fundraise your way by designing your own unique fundraising event or creating a fundraising page to honor a loved one. Get started today at

Get Involved

Contact [email protected] for details.

Close the Funding Gap

Lung cancer claims more lives each year than breast, pancreatic, and prostate cancer combined.

But, these three cancers receive an average of 5.4x MORE RESEARCH FUNDING per life lost than lung cancer.2 Research means better treatment options and increased survival.


Current US Federal Research Funding per Cancer Death


Estimated Annual Cancer Deaths

DONATE to support lung cancer research at

Reduce Your Risk of Lung Cancer

If you smoke, get the help you need to quit. You can get help from state quitlines and other programs. Visit or, or call (800) 784-8669 [(800) QUIT-NOW].

Reduce exposure to radon. If you live in an area with high levels of radon, consider having your house tested for radon exposure and, if needed, take steps to reduce radon levels. More information is available at

About the Lung Cancer Research Foundation

The Lung Cancer Research Foundation® (LCRF) is the leading nonprofit organization focused on funding innovative, high-reward research with the potential to extend survival and improve quality of life for people with lung cancer. LCRF’s mission is to improve lung cancer outcomes by funding research for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of lung cancer.

To date, LCRF has provided $33 million dollars in research grants to investigators around the world. In addition to funding lung cancer research, the organization focuses on lung cancer awareness and education. The Foundation also hosts community events nationwide through the Free to Breathe Events Program.

Contact us today

Call us on our Lung Cancer Support Line (844) 835-4325 (toll free) Monday–Friday 9am–5pm ET (8am–4pm CT) or email us at [email protected].