Research saves lives. Strategic investment in lung cancer research will ensure patients the same promise that is now available for breast, prostate, colorectal, and other cancers — earlier detection, more effective treatment options, higher quality of life, and thousands of lives saved.
LUNGevity projects are carefully vetted to ensure that we are funding the most impactful science possible. The review process includes a formal study section with Scientific Advisory Board members and other lung cancer experts who identify, among the grant applications we receive, the most promising proposals for research into the early detection and treatment of lung cancer. The lung cancer experts who review the grant applications assess them on a number of measures, including the likelihood that the proposed research will exert a sustained, powerful influence on the research field involved and have a near-term impact on improving lung cancer mortality rates.