With the generous support of people like you, the Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina is working hard to improve survivorship and provide support to those affected by lung cancer. We accomplish this through research, awareness, education and access programs across North Carolina.
We are proud of our record of responsibility with the funds we raise, and we pledge to maintain that standard while increasing advocacy across our state.
Of every dollar spent, 88 cents directly supports the following programs:
Since 2008 the Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina has funded more than $500,000 in lung cancer research through the National Lung Cancer Partnership’s Young Investigator Research Grant Competition. Our support has jump-started the careers of researchers who have gone on to receive continued funding for their work from the National Institute of Health, Department of Defense, and the American Cancer Society. Learn more about the researchers we have funded.
Through partnerships with North Carolina’s leading cancer centers, Our Expert Speaker Series allows for patients and their families to come together to hear from experts on topics related to lung cancer and research. Past topics include: Updates in Lung Cancer Research and a panel discussion on Multidisciplinary Care, clinical trials and survivorship. Join us for our next Expert Speaker Event. (Link to Expert Speaker Series page)
Physician Education (AccessTLC)
AccessTLC, Improving Access to Treatment for Lung Cancer Patients, is a strategic multi-partner educational initiative with an overall aim to shorten the time to treatment for lung cancer patients. AccessTLC focuses on primary care physicians and nurses who are the frontline providers for lung cancer patients. The goals of AccessTLC are to limit the progression of lung cancer prior to treatment, increase access to stage-appropriate care, and increase the number of lung cancer patients enrolled in clinical trials by shortening the time required to make new and more effective treatments available to patients. The project has developed specific learning activities for these target audiences through a live educational presentation titled “What Every Family Physician Should Know About Lung Cancer.” The presentations have teamed a lung cancer survivor with a medical oncologist to present a comprehensive overview of a real-life diagnosis of lung cancer. Learn More about AccessTLC
Lung Cancer Initiative has distributed free print and online materials to patients and physician offices, which provide vital information to help patients and their families better understand their diagnosis of lung cancer and how to find help and receive the best care available on their lung cancer journey. Help us distribute information!
Patient Access to Care Gas Card
This program provides assistance to lung cancer patients while seeking treatment including clinical trials. The goal of the program is to lessen the financial burden for patients to receive appropriate lung cancer treatment by providing gas cards. Learn more about our Gas Card Program.