The IASLC Foundation
Established in 2014, the IASLC Foundation supports the funding of research fellowships, Young Investigator awards and the IASLC Foundation Cancer Care Team Award.
Donations to the IASLC Foundation support the education of research fellows - who are the next generation of lung cancer physicians and scientists. Additionally, the Foundation recognizes outstanding cancer care teams around the world. Our goal is to accelerate the pace of research in the study of thoracic malignancies and reduce the lung cancer mortality rate.
Our organization has given nearly $5 million to lung cancer research, and that number is on the rise.
Every dollar you give to the Foundation goes straight to research. Our goals are large, but with the support of the IASLC membership, corporations, private foundations, survivors and family members we will meet this challenge!
$1,000,000 IN RESEARCH FUNDING AVAILABLE!
Free Me From Lung Cancer/ IASLC Foundation Joint Fellowship - Applications Open
This award is for US $200,000 (USD $100,000 per year for two years). The FMFLC-IASLC Foundation award is designed to fund research that will deliver a meaningful and measurable result for the early detection of lung cancer and that has a high probability of near-term benefit to lung cancer patients or individuals at risk.
LCFA-BMS/IASLC Foundation Young Investigator Research Awards in Translational Immuno-oncology - Applications Open
These four awards are for US $200,000 (USD $100,000 per year for two years). The objective of these awards is to support research in translational immuno-oncology by early career investigators that aim to improve the care of individuals with lung cancer and to reduce the burden of these diseases.
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month!
Each November, a consortium of lung cancer organizations, along with patients, survivors, and their family members, come together to raise awareness and hope regarding the new scientific and research advances that are saving lives. Visit www.LCAM.org to learn more!
HOPE LIVES. MORE RESEARCH. MORE SURVIVORS. #LCAM #LCSM
THE IASLC FOUNDATION ROAD TO HOPE GALA FUNDRAISER - POSTPONED - NEW DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED IN 2019
The IASLC Foundation announces the postponement of the Road to Hope Gala event supporting lung cancer research in memory of John Fisher, originally scheduled for December 8, 2018. In light of recent organizational changes at the IASLC, including a rebranding of the Foundation, we’re taking an opportunity now to reflect, restructure and plan our own road forward.
Watch for the new event date to be announced in early 2019!
REMEMBERING MARILYN HOLMAN (1973-2018)
Marilyn Holman was diagnosed with small cell lung cancer in 2016. After the diagnosis she and her husband, Dr. Matthew Holman, began searching for leading cancer teams in the U.S. who could provide the best care possible. They selected the John Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center in Baltimore, Maryland.
Due to the extraordinary quality of care Marilyn received during her treatment, the pair wanted to recognize their cancer team with an industry-recognized award, but at the time, there was no such public recognition. Through a collaboration between Dr. Holman, Marilyn and Dr. Fred Hirsch, the Cancer Care Team Award was conceived in conjunction with the IASLC Foundation. This award seeks to recognize instances where lung cancer patients receive outstanding patient care from multidisciplinary teams. What makes this award unique is that teams are nominated by patients and/or advocates.
The IASLC Foundation’s Cancer Care Team Award continues to honor care teams around the world for their contribution in the field of lung cancer. The prestigious Cancer Care Team Award helps newly-diagnosed lung cancer patients locate options for the best cancer care, and aims to recognize collaborative, team-based care.
Regretfully, Marilyn passed away on June 22, 2018, after a nearly two-year battle with lung cancer. Her giving nature was exemplified in the Cancer Care Team Award.
The IASLC expresses a huge thank you to Marilyn and Matt Holman. You will continue to be an inspiration to all of us.
THE IASLC FOUNDATION RAISES FUNDS FOR THE HEINE H. HANSEN FELLOWSHIP
The IASLC Foundation has secured an astounding $43,607 in contributions towards our $50,000 goal to fund a research fellowship in honor of Dr. Heine H. Hansen’s incredible contributions to lung cancer research. The foundation hopes to secure enough donations to award the Heine H. Hansen Fellowship at the IASLC 20th World Conference on Lung Cancer in Barcelona, Spain, in 2019.
The fellowship is designed to honor the lifetime work of Heine H. Hansen, a founder of the IASLC and a mentor to many who work in the lung cancer field. Help the IASLC Foundation fund the research of a promising young investigator while also contributing to the legacy of this seminal oncologist.