FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LUNGevity Foundation Continues to Fund Research Extending and Improving the Lives of Lung Cancer Survivors
WASHINGTON, DC (July 9, 2014) – LUNGevity Foundation today announced
the 2014 awardees of its Targeted Therapeutics for Translational Lung Cancer Research
program. LUNGevity’s Targeted
Therapeutics program will help people with lung cancer live longer, better
lives by supporting the discovery and validation of biomarkers or novel
targeted therapies, including immuno-oncology. Each of the three multi-year awards ranges from
$100,000 to $200,000 for the first year and is renewable in that amount, based
on research progress, for each subsequent year. Targeted therapies focus on getting the right medicine to the right
patient at the right time.
2014 Targeted Therapeutics Awards for Translational Research were made to:
“Personalized lung cancer treatments are transforming lung cancer care by taking into account the intricacies of the human body and genome,” said Andrea Ferris, President and Chairman of LUNGevity Foundation. “We are confident that the work of our Targeted Therapeutics Program researchers will bring us closer to uncovering the new, innovative personalized treatments that will lead to extended and improved lives for lung cancer patients.”
These awards are in addition to the other 2014 translational awards granted through LUNGevity’s Career Development and Early Detection programs.
LUNGevity’s Scientific Research Program is supported by Genentech and individual donors.
Foundation works with its Scientific Advisory Board, nineteen prominent
scientists and researchers, and additional experts to ensure that grants are
awarded to the proposals with the greatest potential for saving lives. Under
the guidance of the Scientific Advisory Board, chaired by Dr. Pierre Massion,
Professor of Cancer Biology and Professor of Medicine in the Division of
Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Vanderbilt University Medical
Center, LUNGevity has become the nation’s premier private grant-making
organization funding research for the early detection and effective treatment
of lung cancer.
About LUNGevity Foundation
LUNGevity Foundation is firmly committed to making an immediate impact on increasing quality of life and survivorship of people with lung cancer by accelerating research into early detection and more effective treatments, as well as by providing community, support, and education for all those affected by the disease.
Our vision is a world where no one dies of lung cancer.
For more information about the grants or LUNGevity Foundation, please visit www.LUNGevity.org.
About Lung Cancer
To schedule an interview with Andrea Ferris or an award recipient, please contact Aliza Bran at (202) 414-0798 or firstname.lastname@example.org.