Patient Resources

Advocacy Partners


Lung Cancer Foundation of American (LCFA)

LCFA's mission is the dramatic improvement in survivorship of lung cancer patients through the funding of transformative science, with the ultimate goal of curing the disease. To accomplish this, LCFA will work to raise both the funds and the national profile of lung cancer in order to substantially increase support of innovative and groundbreaking research efforts.

Prevent Cancer Foundation

The Prevent Cancer Foundation, founded in 1985, is a national non-profit, advocates and supports the prevention and early detection of cancer through research, education and community outreach.  It is the only national organization whose focus is limited to the front end of the cancer continuum; its mission is to save lives through cancer prevention and early detection.

Addario Lung Cancer Foundation

The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) is one of the largest patient-driven philanthropies nationwide devoted exclusively to eradicating Lung Cancer through research, awareness, education, early detection and treatment. ALCF works with diverse partners (physicians, organizations, industry partners, thought leaders, survivors and their families) in taking actions NOW in the laboratory, in hospitals and in the public forum that lead to solutions for patients. Since its founding as a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization in CA in 2006, the ALCF has raised more than $10 million dollars for Lung Cancer research, patient services and awareness.

Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF)

The Lung Cancer Research Foundation is a nonprofit organization focused solely on supporting lung cancer research. Our mission is to improve and save lives by funding groundbreaking research for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of lung cancer.

Global Lung Cancer Coalition

Established in 2001, the GLCC comprises 28 non-government patient organizations from Argentina, Australia, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, UK and US. The GLCC is committed to improving disease outcomes for all lung cancer patients and aims to address the following issues: place lung cancer on the global healthcare agenda; change public perceptions and lessen the stigma of lung cancer; empower lung cancer patients to take an active role in their care; effect change in legislative or regulatory policies to optimize treatment and care.


This LiveLung website is a virtual neighborhood created by and for the lung cancer community. LiveLung is a community environment featuring organizations dedicated to improving the lives of people battling lung cancer. LiveLung respects each organization’s unique mission, programs, initiatives and brand identity. LiveLung is a place where all those serving the lung cancer community can retain their individuality and hold fast to their principles while uniting in the battle against our common enemy: lung cancer.

EX: Release Life Without Cigarettes

A new four-segment "ask-the-expert" video series is devoted to helping smokers understand the lung cancer CT screening process. The videos feature Dr. James Mulshine of Rush University Medical Center and real-life patients who have undergone CT screening.

Free ME From Lung Cancer

The Free ME from Lung Cancer is a non-profit organization. We are dedicated to raising money for lung cancer research, education, advocacy and community support. We are committed to making lung cancer a national priority.

International Thoracic Oncology Nursing Forum

The International Thoracic Oncology Nursing Forum (ITONF) is an international organization for those who are directly caring for people with lung cancer or mesothelioma in a nursing role.

Lung Cancer Alliance

Lung Cancer Alliance is committed to saving lives and advancing research by empowering those living with or at risk for lung cancer. Their vision is to triple survivorship by 2020. Founded in 1995, their first priority and founding hallmark is to meet the needs of lung cancer patients and those at risk. As the largest lung cancer advocacy organization in the world, Lung Cancer Alliance works tirelessly to improve outcomes, eliminate stigma and secure public health research dollars.

Lungevity Foundation

LUNGevity Foundation is a U.S.-based nonprofit committed to having a meaningful impact on improving lung cancer survival rates and ensuring a higher quality of life for lung cancer patients by funding research into early detection and successful treatment of lung cancer. LUNGevity is also dedicated to providing a community for those impacted by lung cancer, with the largest support network, education from medical professionals, and advocacy training to raise awareness about the disease.

Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation

The Mesothelioma Applied Research Foundation is the national non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating mesothelioma as a life-ending disease by: funding the highest quality and most promising research projects from around the world through our rigorous peer-reviewed process; helping patients connect with national mesothelioma experts and obtain the most up-to-date information on treatment options; advocating in Washington D.C. for federal mesothelioma research funding to stop this national tragedy.

My Cancer Genome

My Cancer Genome's mission is to make genetically informed cancer medicine the next standard of care, by collecting and disseminating knowledge about the prevalence and clinical significance of genomic alterations that predict response to cancer treatments.

UICC Global Cancer Control Community

The UICC Global Cancer Control Community is a group for professionals, volunteers and staff working in cancer control. The community's key objective is to engage professionals and volunteers in the worldwide fight against cancer.

Union for International Cancer Control - UICC

Union for International Cancer Control (UICC) is a membership organisation that exists to help the global health community accelerate the fight against cancer. Founded in 1933 and based in Geneva, UICC's growing membership of over 800 organisations across 155 countries, features the world's major cancer societies, ministries of health, research institutes and patient groups. Together with its members, key partners, the World Health Organization, World Economic Forum and others, UICC is tackling the growing cancer crisis on a global scale.

Women Against Lung Cancer in Europe

WALCE (Women Against Lung Cancer in Europe) is a non-profit organization, established in 2006 in Italy and active at national and international level with the aims to support and help lung cancer patients and their families and to circulate accurate, correct and updated information about the disease in terms of prevention, diagnosis and therapy.
WALCE is also focused on providing educational and advocacy initiatives to raise awareness and reduce the stigma about lung cancer, on promoting anti-tobacco youth campaigns and it is committed on research projects.

Caring Ambassadors Lung Cancer Program

The Caring Ambassadors Lung Cancer Program mission is to help improve the lives of those affected by lung cancer through advocacy, information, and support. Available online is our patient focused book, Lung Cancer Choices, which provides information about lung cancer to help make decisions about treatment options from Western medicine, complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), Chinese medicine, supportive care, and nutrition.

Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education

The mission of the Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education (GRACE) is to provide expert-mediated information on current and emerging cancer management options in order to empower patients, caregivers, and health professionals to become direct partners in cancer care.  Our goal is to provide a means of improving overall medical care for cancer patients by democratizing cutting edge information on optimal cancer management and providing it directly to patients and their families, who often have a deep interest in their own care and often have the time and motivation to ensure that they are receiving the best treatment possible.

American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The Lung Association is committed  to defeat lung cancer and support those affected by it. Through our strategic cause initiative, LUNG FORCE, we have three priorities: 1) Make lung cancer a cause that people care about – and act on; 2) Educate and empower patients and healthcare providers and 3) Raise critical funds for lung cancer research. 

Clifton F. Mountain Foundation for Research & Education in Lung Cancer

The Clifton F. Mountain Foundation for Research & Education in Lung Cancer was founded by Dr. Mountain after he developed the International Staging System in Lung Cancer while he was at M. D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas. The Foundation has published a handbook for clinicians to carry, and focuses on research and on education of physicians and patients; and it is still based in Houston, Texas. For information, contact