International Lung Cancer Foundation

Inspiring hope through research.
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The International Lung Cancer Foundation aims to accelerate the pace of thoracic malignancy research, to inspire researchers to focus their careers on lung cancer, and to reduce the worldwide lung cancer mortality rate. Every dollar donated to ILCF supports our Research Grants Program: a global education initiative funding fellows and young investigators undertaking innovative research in the prevention and treatment of lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies.


Giving Hope in Tribute

Donating to the International Lung Cancer Foundation is a caring way to honor a loved one whose life has been impacted by lung cancer. Your donation brings hope to the thousands of people affected by lung cancer worldwide. 

  • Hope for new treatments. 
  • Hope for improved opportunities. 
  • Hope for a better tomorrow.

Donate in honor of your loved one to celebrate their lung cancer survivorship. Donate in memory of your loved one to express your condolences after they pass away. If you wish, the Foundation will notify your loved one's family of your donation on your behalf.

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Support Innovative Research

Lung cancer claims more lives each year than breast, colon, and prostate cancers combined, yet lung cancer receives disproportionately less government research funding per cancer death than other types of cancer. This makes the need for private support of lung cancer research critical.

You can help by donating to the International Lung Cancer Foundation today. Every dollar you donate to ILCF supports the next generation of thoracic oncology specialists and brings hope to the thousands of people affected by lung cancer worldwide.

Donor Recognition Wall

We would like to express our sincere gratitude to our individual donors, as well as to our organization and corporate partners. 

Explore Research Funding Opportunities

Partner Grants
Partner Grants

Through partnerships with LCFA and FreeME from Lung Cancer, the ILC Foundation offers two-year $200,000 grants

Young Investigator Awards
Young Investigator Grants

For investigators who are ready to begin independent research studies, ILC Foundation offers numerous awards on an annual cycle, dependent on geographic region of applicant. These one-year grants are for $50,000 in research funding.


Exclusive to fellows, these grants provide $50,000 for a one-year research project. Opportunities are numerous and based on geographic region of applicant.

Grant Recipient Spotlight

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Alice Berger, MD
Assistant Professor at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
Ultimately my goal is to provide new therapeutic options for patients with lung cancer. 

Support Researchers!

People who are diagnosed with lung cancer gain hope through improved treatment options resulting from scientific advances. The International Lung Cancer Foundation exists to fund innovative research that leads to scientific advances in the detection and treatment of lung cancer and other thoracic malignancies. We need your help to fund our next round of researchers and their innovative projects. Despite being the leading cause of cancer death, lung cancer receives far less government research funding than any other cancer, so research support from corporations, foundations, and individual donors is crucial.