Collaboration with Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C)
In January 2014, the American Cancer Society and Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), a charitable organization that supports cancer research initiatives, announced a collaboration focused on lung cancer. The two organizations worked together to create a lung cancer research “Dream Team” that is working to develop new therapies for lung cancer. The project will receive $20 million in funding over a three-year period. The Society and SU2C will each provide half of the funding. This initiative has the potential to result in new life-saving lung cancer treatments.
Research and Training Grants in Lung Cancer
The Society also supports an Extramural Grants program that funds individual investigators engaged in cancer research or training at medical schools, universities, research institutes and hospitals throughout the U.S. Following rigorous and independent peer review, the most innovative research projects are selected for support.
Spotlight on Lung Cancer Grantees
Following are some of the lung cancer investigators currently being funded by the American Cancer Society who are working to find the answers that will save more lives and better prevent, treat, and manage lung cancer.
Sanja Percac-Lima, M.D., Ph.D., Massachusetts General Hospital
Adam Leventhal, PhD, USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center
Curtis Chong, M.D., Ph.D., Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
Cardinale Smith, M.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
From Our Researchers
The American Cancer Society employs a staff of full-time researchers who relentlessly pursue the answers that help us better understand cancer, including lung cancer.
One of the main ways we study lung cancer is through long-term cancer prevention studies, which we have been conducting since 1952. Our long-term follow-up studies confirmed the link between smoking and lung cancer, secondhand smoke and lung cancer, and radon exposure and lung cancer.
Lung Cancer Research Videos
Watch our videos to learn more about our lung cancer research.