A Win for Early Detection!

03/04/2021

A Win for Early Detection

We are honored to announce that A Breath of Hope’s Research Fellow, Dr. James Tsay of NYU, was recently published in Cancer Discovery – one of the highest impact papers in cancer research. Dr. Tsay’s peers around the country are calling his work, “a breakthrough in the early detection of lung cancer.” Read article here.

The published study by Dr. Tsay’s lab built on the research that was funded by the Breath of Hope Foundation in 2016 and 2017. Previously, Dr. Tsay’s team was able to detect a difference in the composition of the lung microbe in patients with and without lung cancer. In this new study, they went further to see if the specific composition of the lung microbe correlates with a patient’s prognosis and treatment response. They were able to show that having oral microbes in the lung seems to correlate with poor prognosis and worse tumor progression. In a parallel animal model, introduction of these oral bacteria into the lungs of mice also seems to show decreased survival, increased tumor burden and increased inflammation.

The team and all of us at A Breath of Hope are very excited about these findings. We hope they will be able to use this knowledge to further our understanding of microbes and lung cancer. The ultimate goal is to use this information to diagnosis lung cancer earlier and in addition, help improve the treatment response in those who are undergoing treatment for lung cancer.

Dr. Tsay said, “The research award from A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation has made a huge difference in my career and has allowed us to continue our work in this field. I am grateful.”

Thank you, ABOH donors. Together, we are impacting the field and saving lives!

Don’t Forget: We’re Here to Help!

A diagnosis of lung cancer is a life-altering event. It may leave you feeling overwhelmed, scared, stressed, or anxious. Lung cancer is associated with high levels of depression and anxiety among cancer groups. In studies, patients report a broad range of psychosocial consequences, such as frustration due to physical limitations, fear of recurrence, sadness of leaving behind a partner and children, and disappointing social support, which we call: STIGMA.

A Breath of Hope collaborates in the national lung cancer space to help change the stigma that adds addition burden and pain. But we also offer services that can reduce stress which in turn, can lead to a better quality of life and improved health outcomes. Visit our website or email us at jill@abreathofhope.org to learn more about the following:

  • Rides to treatment and medical appointments (reopening in Minnesota late March; opening in SW Florida this fall)
  • Companionship visits with someone who understands the cancer journey (currently available for U.S. lung cancer survivors by zoom or phone)
  • Patient education classes offered monthly on topics that are important to survivors
  • Survivor support groups offered monthly and focused on topics chosen by survivors
  • free load of groceries, currently being offered to lung cancer survivors in the Twin Cities, MN
  • Patient education online program (currently available in English and Spanish globally)

Join Our Spring Challenge

It is hard to believe that we have endured Covid-19 for a full year. Our nation now welcomes spring, a season of growth and renewal, with open arms.

A Breath of Hope is grateful (beyond words) for the support we received last year and are energized by upcoming opportunities in research, public education, and expanded services in 2021. We thank you for making our work possible!

We also acknowledge the challenges that continue – a pandemic that is especially difficult for individuals living with lung cancer, barriers to screening and early detection, and the persistent stigma associated with this disease. Above all, we grieve the dear friends we have lost.

But – we will not give up the fight! A Breath of Hope knows that catching lung cancer early is the best way to beat it. We invite you to join our 100 Day Spring Challenge kicking off on March 15th. Our goal is to raise $100K in 100 days to support early detection. Watch for our campaign kick-off by email, mail and on social media later this month!

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Minnesota’s Giving Day – support lung cancer research!

11/19/2020

Happy Give to the Max Day, Minnesotans!

Usually, at this time of year, A Breath of Hope staff and volunteers are hard at work pulling together fundraising events to help lung cancer survivors live longer and live better.

But this year, because of the pandemic, A Breath of Hope has made some tough decisions — to either transition many of our beloved events to online or to postpone them until 2021-2022. These changes have come with disappointment. We miss our community, but more importantly, our revenue has dropped. While we are doing OK, our programs cannot run at full capacity without financial support from the people who care about our mission. This pandemic has left a 30% gap in annual fundraising for A Breath of Hope’s research, education, and patient service programs.

Today, during the biggest annual giving day in Minnesota, you can support and bring hope to Minnesota families by making a donation to A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation. Your gift of $25, $50, $100, or any amount can drive real change and continue the good work that has been improving the lung cancer survival rate in our state and country.

We are stronger together – thank you for your support!

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A Breath of Hope’s Fantastic Fall Events

10/08/2020

Now more than ever, it’s important to connect as a community and support those hurt by lung cancerJoin A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation at one of our virtual lung cancer awareness month events.

Midwest Lung Cancer Patient Summit
Studies show better health outcomes for cancer patients who are well-informed and educated about the disease they live with.

A Breath of Hope is committed to bringing new information and ongoing education to our lung cancer community, and especially to our survivors. Join others who share your journey and learn from some of the top lung cancer experts in the world at the A Breath of Hope Virtual Midwest Lung Cancer Summit Saturday, November 7 – registration is now open!

Complete Schedule of Events | Register

Virtual Shining Bright Gala
Join us FridayNovember 13th for a funfilled and impactful evening in our shared quest to save lives! To protect our lung cancer community, this year’s Shining Bright Gala will be held virtuallybut the fun and the mission remain vibrant and critical.

From incredible auction items to magic and comedy to wine and chocolates delivered to your home, this event will be a night to remember. General admission tickets are free, but you must be registered to participate or bid on auction items. Learn more below.

Event and Sponsor Info | Register

Thank you LCAM Event Sponsors!
Mary & Bill Zimmer
Mary Jane Benjamin
Karst & VonOiste
AstraZeneca
Genentech
Medtronic
Minnesota Oncology
Merck

During these unprecedented times, we are so grateful for your continued support and can’t wait to ‘see’ you at our fabulous fall events. Can’t attend but want to show support? Contact Nancy about sponsorship packages or donate below.

Wishing you a healthy and happy fall!


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Florida 5K Registration Now Open!

SW Florida Run/Walk - Mark Your Calendar: Feb 29, 2020

01/08/2020

A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation (ABOH) returns to SW Florida with its ABOH Lung Run/Walk Leap Day – 2/29/20, a well-loved 5K for anyone who wants to be part of the solution to the world’s deadliest cancer! You don’t want to miss this fun opportunity to LEAP ahead in the fight to end lung cancer!
New this year – ABOH will announce the first-of-its-kind SW Florida Ambassador Program, serving lung cancer patients with rides to treatment, companionship during the journey and education that could lead to improved health outcomes. ABOH SW Florida office opens this spring!
Join us on LEAP DAY to create needed change and bring hope to lung cancer patients.
Mark your calendar for these important dates so you don’t miss out:
  • Saturday, February 29, 2020 is the big day! Register today to run or walk in the 4th annual A Breath of Hope Lung Run/Walk SW Florida.
  • Register by Monday, February 3 at Noon CST to be entered in a drawing for one of five $20 gift cards at local restaurants.
  • Learn about volunteering at the event by emailing info@abreathofhope.org. Thank you in advance for helping make this event a success!
  • Remember or honor loved ones diagnosed with lung cancer when you register by Noon CST Thursday, February 13. Names submitted by this date will be added to our collectible t-shirts. Names can be entered in the tribute portion of registration, or by emailing info@abreathofhope.org.
  • The fun details: 5K walk/run, music, snacks, kids’ activities, prizes for top fundraisers, oncology updates, resources for lung cancer patients and families, a ceremony to remember your loved ones and fellowship with a community that understands.
What are you waiting for? Register today to join the ABOH SW Florida community and beat lung cancer!

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A Breath of Hopeful News

12/15/2020

2020 is coming to an end, and we’re OK with that. We wish you and your family a happy and healthy 2021!

In this challenging year, we lost many friends to lung cancer and we grieve with our families. Despite the pandemic and thanks to your generous spirit and financial support, we continue to provide hope and services for survivors, caregivers, and families impacted by this disease. You, our faithful supporters, have touched the lives of many survivors, including Rachael and Harper below. (Photo Credit: Stephijean Photography).

Rachael was just 31 years old when she was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer in 2017. Her initial reaction was pure shock. As a former collegiate and Olympic-level hockey player, she not only continued to exercise, but she ran several miles each day, never smoked, and ate a healthy diet.

It took Rachael 16 months to get a diagnosis after seeing several specialists for pain in her ribs and back. Rachael remembers feeling less afraid once she had an answer and she became determined to do whatever she could to beat it. At that time, she had a four-year-old daughter. The deep sadness she felt at not being there for Harper as she grew up gave Rachael the strength to undergo surgery, receive radiation to her brain and spine, and continue treating her cancer aggressively. Today, Rachael continues to take her first line of treatment, a targeted therapy, and she monitors her health very closely with her medical team.

You will be moved by Rachael’s personal comments at the Shining Bright Gala held virtually November 13th. We also took a few moments to remember loved ones lost to lung cancer. If you missed the gala, you can still WATCH the program: 2020 Shining Bright Gala Virtual Program

Thank you for supporting the lung cancer community. We hope we can count on you again this year. Your donation will ensure A Breath of Hope starts strong in 2021 as we strive to improve survival rates through cutting-edge research, improved access to screening, patient education, and supportive services that lessen the burden for those most impacted.

We invite you to support our goal of raising $50,000 by December 31st. There are three easy ways to support our mission and save lives.

  • Donate online by clicking the button below
  • Send a check to A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation at: P.O. Box 387, Wayzata, MN  55391
  • Call 952-807-6111 to make a gift of stock or to discuss other giving options

Every step we take as a community and ‘family’ is a breath of hope for all who have been hurt by lung cancer. Thank you for partnering with us as we continue to fight America’s deadliest cancer.

ABOH Hosts 2021 Minnesota Screening Meeting

With our shared goal of increasing the number of Minnesotans screened for lung cancer for reduced mortalities, it is our honor to host Minnesota’s healthcare professionals virtually January 22nd, 2021.

From primary care to pulmonology to radiology to oncology and thoracic surgery, each of us can benefit from working with and learning from our peers across the state. We look forward to improving a dismal 20% five-year lung cancer survival rate by overcoming the many barriers to screening.

Meeting Itinerary:

  • 8:00 – 8:30 AM Welcome and Opening remarks – Abbie Begnaud, MD, University of Minnesota and David E. Midthun, MD, Mayo Clinic
  • 8:30 – 9:30 AM The Benefits of CT Lung Cancer Screening in ANY System; USPSTF Updated Guidelines & Evidence – Andrea McKee, MD, Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Burlington, Massachusetts
  • 9:30 – 10:30 AM Lung Cancer Screening in the Urban Setting – Mary M. Pasquinelli, APRN, FNP-BC, Unversity of Illinois Health, Chicago, Illinois
  • 10:30 – 11:30 AM Lung Cancer Screening in the Rural Setting – Jed A. Gorden, MD, Swedish Medical Center, Cherry Hill Campus, Seattle, Washington
  • 11:30 AM – 12:00 PM Primary Care and the Low-Dose CT Scan, plus Intro to Online Screening Course (w/CME Credit Instructions) – Celeste T. Worth, MCHES, Director, LuCa National Training Network, University of Louisville
  • 12:00 – 1:00 PM Small group chat rooms on any topic related to lung cancer – 15 or less per room

Minnesota Healthcare Providers:

There is no cost to attend this meeting. Please email us for a registration link and include your title and the healthcare system you work for.

If your healthcare organization is interested in learning about meeting sponsorships, please drop us an email.

Happy Holidays from all of us at ABOH!

A year ago, I couldn’t have imagined that today we would find ourselves in the midst of a global pandemic with our lives and livelihoods completely altered. In saying this, we acknowledge the many losses of 2020 – physical connections, routines, work, gathering for worship, shared meals, and the loss of loved ones that will forever change our lives. While we acknowledge and honor these hardships, we should also acknowledge the blessings and look for the silver linings this year.

At ABOHLF, through the steadfast leadership of our executive director Nancy Torrison, our staff, our volunteers, and our dedicated board of directors, we have worked hard to continue offering survivor services, funding research, and executing community events that we hope have made a difference for our families, patients, and survivors during this unprecedented time. Through your generous support, you allow us to walk with you in your lung cancer journey, and we are grateful.

On behalf of all of us at ABOHLF, we wish you happy holidays and a joyful new year!

Julie Opheim
ABOH Board of Directors Chair

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We need your help!

05/01/2020

#GiveAtHomeMN May 1 – 8

GiveMN has launched a week-long giving campaign to help Minnesotans support their favorite charities during this critical time.

And the best part – they waived their fees! Thanks for considering a donation to A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation.

Your donation will directly benefit families hurt by lung cancer by:

  • Delivering a load of free groceries to the doorsteps of survivors who should not be out shopping;
  • Supporting those who live with lung cancer through online support groups and educational classes; and
  • Offering help to families grieving the loss of a loved one to lung cancer.

Please consider a donation to A Breath of Hope’s #GiveAtHomeMN COVID-19 relief effort here.

Golf Classic is ON and In-Person:

The 2020 A Breath of Hope Golf Classic presented by the Bill and Mary Zimmer Family Foundation is on a mission to beat lung cancer, even during the Covid-19 pandemic. Lung cancer doesn’t stop, and neither should we.

Plan to join us for a socially distanced, but fun event in support of A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation’s research and patient support programs. We promise to keep you safe while you play your 18 holes at the beautiful Deer Run Golf Club in Victoria, Minnesota.

This year’s $200 golf registration includes:

  • Limited and staggered registrations and tee times for smart distancing
  • 18 holes of golf
  • Cart with GPS
  • Raffles, contests and prizes
  • Meals and a happy hour beverage
  • $100 charitable donation per registration

REGISTER NOW!

Interested in sponsoring a hole? Email us to learn more.

National Day-of-Giving May 5

A Breath of Hope is celebrating #GivingTuesdayNow, a new global day of giving and unity taking place on May 5th in emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19.

Please help us raise awareness about lung cancer, increase funding for life-saving research and support patients and families by participating in or sharing A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation’s #GivingTuesdayNow COVID-19 relief effort here.

#GivingTuesdayNow

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Announcing 2021 Research Award, Patient Summit!

09/01/2020

A Breath of Hope is honored to announce the 2021 Peg Fisher-Jullie Fight for Life Research Award!

Letter of intent opens today.

RFP ELIGIBILITY includes the following criteria:

  • Must hold a doctoral degree (MD, PhD, DO, DrPH, or equivalent)
  • Must be employed by a U.S. research institution (proof of Visa required)
  • If project involves people or animals, you must have received approval from your institution’s respective review board(s) before the funds are disbursed
  • Special consideration will be given to early career investigators, especially those who have not yet procured federal funding

Preferred topic:

Proposals are required to address major unanswered questions in the field of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-mutated lung cancers. Topic areas include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Identifying and understanding novel mutations in the EGFR gene
  • Understanding mechanisms of drug resistance to currently available therapies
  • Predictive and prognostic markers to identify responders and non-responders
  • Approaches to overcome acquired or intrinsic resistance to available targeted therapies
  • Novel approaches to treating CNS metastases in EGFR-mutated lung cancer
  • Understanding the carcinogenesis of EGFR-mutated lung cancers
  • Novel diagnostic tools to identify EGFR-mutated lung cancers
  • Further understanding mechanisms of resistance to immunotherapy in EGFR-mutated lung cancer and understanding ways to overcome these mechanisms
  • Understanding mechanisms of small cell transformation and treatment

RFP Timeline:

  • Sept. 1, 2020: Announcement of RFP and request for Letter of Intent (LOI)
  • Oct. 15, 2020: Deadline for LOI submission. Online forms will be reviewed by the ABOHLF research committee
  • Oct. 30, 2020: Up to 15 investigators will be invited to submit a full proposal
  • Dec. 15, 2020: Deadline for full proposal submission from invited applicants
  • Dec. 15, 2020 – Jan. 15, 2021: National Scientific Advisory Committee evaluates and scores proposals
  • Jan. 15-25, 2021: ABOHLF Research Committee conducts virtual interviews with the finalists (and their mentor if applicable)
  • Jan. 25, 2021: Winner is notified
  • Feb. 1, 2021: Winner is announced; grant contract is sent to the winner’s institution; the first $37,500 installment is transferred to the institution (the timing of this initial installment is dependent on execution of the ABOHLF grant contract by the PI and institution)

A special thank you with our best wishes to Peg Fisher-Jullie for making this award possible!

Exciting Updates to YouandLungCancer.com

We’re excited to announce our newest online patient education resource to help people living with lung cancer better understand Immunotherapy. The new module is live at youandlungcancer.com.

It is an honor to bring this important resource to lung cancer patients worldwide as an addition to the Animated Guide to Lung Cancer that has served more than 200,000 patients and caregivers from 35 countries.

Thank you to our program partners at Mechanisms in Medicine, as well as our educational program sponsors: Bristol Myers Squibb Foundation Inc., AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals Inc., Celgene Corporation, and Genentech.

Registration is Now Open!

The virtual 2020 Midwest Lung Cancer Summit is just around the corner! During this unprecedented year, we remain committed to our goal of improved health outcomes and quality of life for lung cancer survivors and their caregivers, while keeping our community safe during the Covid-19 pandemic.

The summit offers opportunities to learn about recent research findings, new treatments, clinical trials, legal help and various psycho-social topics important to a patient’s physical and mental wellness. Join us virtually Saturday, November 7th to be a part of this exciting opportunity to connect with other lung cancer survivors and caregivers, as well as medical professionals.

Being part of a supportive community and being fully informed can lead to improved health outcomes. Register now!

You did it! Thank you!

Our thanks to each of you that registered, donated, and walked in the 2020 VIRTUAL A Breath of Hope Lung Run/Walk Twin Cities! As this was our first-ever virtual lung run/walk, we didn’t know what to expect. We were humbled to welcome more than 700 walkers/runners and receive donations from nearly 1,000 supporters. Together, this motivated group raised nearly $140,000 for lung cancer research, education, and patient and family support. WOW!

Thank you again to our local celebrities who generously donated their time and talent to bring fun and encouragement to our lung run/walk fundraisers!

  • Tom Kurvers, Asst General Manager MN WILD & Lung Cancer Survivor
  • Tom Hauser, Chief Political Reporter at KSTP-TV
  • Mike Max, Sports Director at WCCO-TV
  • Jim Rich, Sports Director at Fox 9
  • Common Man, Sports Radio Talk Show Host at KFAN Radio
  • Bobby Jensen, Co-Host, Grow with Kare — KARE-TV
  • Courtney Maxwell-Shey, Mrs. Minnesota United States

And thank you to our wonderfully supportive sponsors:

  • Medtronic
  • Genentech
  • Karst & Von Oiste
  • Minnesota Oncology
  • AJK Cutters
  • Hennepin Healthcare
  • Merck
  • VIDA Lung Diagnostics

Finally, if you are still waiting to collect a few pledges or donations – fear not! The donate page for the Virtual Lung Run/Walk Twin Cities will remain open until September 15, 2020.

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2020 Report, Radon and more!

01/01/2021

Dear Friend of A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation,

Thank you for your partnership, your support and your ongoing commitment to our vision to defeat lung cancer. Whether you donated in 2020, volunteered to bring groceries to someone living with lung cancer, attended a meeting or event, or simply lifted us up in your thoughts or prayers, we appreciate you and we never forget why you are here and how this disease has hurt your family.

2020 was 2020, right? As we begin 2021, we hope for easier days ahead, and celebrate the successes that happened despite this pandemic. Our research program was not affected by Covid-19 and we continue to announce new awards to make progress in fighting lung cancer. Visit our website to read about the research we are currently funding – www.abreathofhope.org.

While our patient driving program was furloughed last March, our support groups, free grocery and patient education programs grew. Have you seen the new immunotherapy module at youandlungcancer.com? Coming soon on that site: Comprehensive Biomarker Testing with a focus on underserved community access and education!

With vaccinations happening and easier days on the horizon, we begin our planning for the reopening of the driving program in March and are hopeful that our Golf Classic and 5K will be physical events in June and August. We know how much it means to you to come together as a community and we will do all we can to make that happen in 2021, with your safety at the forefront of our planning.

We are stronger together and as we start this new year, we simply want to express our gratitude for your support and encouragement.

On behalf of our board and staff, we wish you a happy new year and hope to see you soon!

Warm regards,

Nancy

Nancy Torrison Executive Director

Remember to Test Radon Levels Annually A new year always offers a unique opportunity to check-in and make sure we are making safe and healthy choices for ourselves and our families. Across the nation, January is Radon Awareness Month and the perfect time to test your home for radon gas. Radon is an odorless, colorless and tasteless gas that occurs naturally in Minnesota soils and is the leading cause of lung cancer among non-smokers. Fortunately, the risk is largely preventable through radon testing and mitigation. Tests can be ordered at the link below or purchased at your local hardware store. Testing is inexpensive and usually completed within 2-5 days. “Radon testing and mitigation increased from 2010-15, and it has held steady in the last five years,” said Dan Tranter, supervisor of the Indoor Air Program at the Minnesota Department of Health (MDH). “Unfortunately, many people are still being exposed to high levels of radioactive radon who don’t know it. With more people working and schooling from home, it’s especially important now to test your home.”  You can purchase a low-cost test kit and learn more about radon risks, testing, mitigation, and licensure in Minnesota here. Or call the MDH Indoor Air Unit at 651-201-4601 or 1-800-798-9050. A Breath of Hope’s very own Bonnie Mueller teamed up with our friends at the Minnesota Department of Health to create this educational video. Check it out:
Save our 2021 Event Dates We are hoping that 2021 will be the year that we get to see all of our wonderful supporters again. Please add these dates to your calendar – additonal information available by clicking on each image.
 

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Research, Early Detection And A ‘Thank You’

02/01/2021

Introducing 2021 ABOH Research Award Winner

Since the founding of the A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation (ABOH) in 2008, more than $2 million have been invested in U.S. scientific research directly related to the development of late-stage lung cancer therapies, as well as work tied to early detection of lung cancer. Today, we are pleased to announce the winner of this year’s $150,000 award – Dr. Kipp Weiskopf from the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Dr. Weiskopf’s research project funded by A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation focuses on the interaction between EGFR mutant lung cancer cells and the immune system. Although therapies that activate the immune system have been effective for some types of cancer, their use remains limited for EGFR mutant lung cancer. Prior studies have mainly focused on immunotherapies that target T cells and the PD-1/PD-L1 axis. In contrast, this project will investigate how immune cells called macrophages can be used to attack and eliminate EGFR mutant lung cancer cells. Macrophages are often the most common immune cells in tumors, and they can be provoked to attack cancer cells when provided with an appropriate stimulus. This study will investigate how macrophages can be activated to enhance conventional therapies for EGFR mutant lung cancer. The goal of this research is to provide the scientific rationale for testing these therapeutic strategies in patients with EGFR mutant lung cancer.

With our deepest gratitude, we thank the Peg Fisher-Jullie family and all who provide financial support to the ABOH Research Program. This is your win and you can be sure that your gifts are contributing to a five-year survival rate that is slowly but surely rising. ABOH is proud of the achievements of its funded investigators and plans to invest more fully in their leadership and success in the years ahead – thank you for your continued investment in our work.

ABOH Focuses on Early Detection AND Improved Treatments

One in 16 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer in their lifetime. Most will agree that prevention is important, but so is earlier detection, which can only be attained through expanded screening. The ongoing practice of allowing screening only for a small fraction of the people who will get lung cancer in their lifetime is a hurdle we must overcome.

Today’s lung cancer screening eligibility guidelines, while slowly improving, only include people over the age of 55 with a thirty-pack smoking history. As more and more young never-smokers and former smokers receive lung cancer diagnoses, our conversation needs to focus on three important subtopics:

  • Smoking is the number one cause of lung cancer, yet other causes, such as radon exposure and family history to name a few, must be considered more seriously as indicators of risk and criteria for screening.
  • Do not judge. The smoking habit is very difficult to overcome – a true addiction. Societal blame and the ongoing smoking stigma slow progress for all of us while adding stress and anxiety for patients, including nonsmokers with lung cancer.
  • Research focused on new treatments for the 70% of lung cancer patients diagnosed in stage 3 or 4 is imperative, but so is research focused on finding new tools to detect lung cancer earlier.

A Breath of Hope works for earlier detection…

A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation was honored to host a meeting in January for 80 healthcare professionals committed to saving lives through increased and improved lung cancer screening in the U.S. It was inspiring to hear these professionals dialogue with each other to better understand barriers to screening, as well as the solutions that have found success in other healthcare systems. A special thanks to our phenomenal presenters for their impact on national efforts to improve lung cancer survival rates.

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Research Award Winner and Celebs!

07/09/2020

Introducing A Breath of Hope 2020 Research Fellow

At A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation (ABOH), we are committed to funding high-quality translational lung cancer research in areas that are critically shaping lung cancer survival rates. Despite a worldwide pandemic, racial tension, protests and a struggling economy, we press on knowing that the lung cancer community cannot wait for the problems to resolve. Today’s lung cancer patients need our help today! Read more