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2019 Advocate Award Winner: Healthcare Provider of the Year - Pamela Boswell

Pamela Boswell, RN, is a Nurse Navigator at Hayworth Cancer Center in High Point, NC and a long-time supporter of the Lung Cancer Initiative. Her dedication to lung cancer survivors through her work is astounding.    From navigating disability paperwork to monitoring high-risk patients to

2019 Advocate Award Winner: Committee Member of the Year - Jennifer Ersek

2019 Advocate Award Winner: Committee Member of the Year - Jennifer Ersek

  Jennifer Ersek, PhD, has shown commitment and leadership to the lung cancer community since she became a Lung Cancer Initiative research fellow in 2016. From there, Jen’s involvement in LCI flourished from serving on the access grant committee, to being an integral part of LCI’s strategic

2019 Advocate Award Winner: Survivor of the Year - Jon Gorman

2019 Advocate Award Winner: Survivor of the Year - Jon Gorman

Jon Gorman became involved with Lung Cancer Initiative within months of his initial diagnosis. Ever since then, Jon has dedicated his time to sharing his story with others. Whether it's meeting survivors or those newly diagnosed with lung cancer for lunch around town, sharing his story

2019 Advocate Award Winner: Volunteer of the Year - Elatt Spiller

2019 Advocate Award Winner: Volunteer of the Year - Elatt Spiller

2019 Volunteer of the Year - Elatt Spiller Elatt Spiller has been volunteering with Lung Cancer Initiative from the organization's very first 5K race. Her unending support as a volunteer has made a significant impact and demonstrated her dedication to the fight against lung cancer. From

Stage 3 Mile Hike Raises Over $10,000 for LCI

On September 10, 2019, employees of the Nashville Districts of AstraZeneca Oncology hiked Grandfather Mountain to increase lung cancer awareness and raise donations for the Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina (LCI). In the first-ever “Stage 3 Mile Hike,” the employees of AstraZeneca

Palliative Care is a Complementary Rather than Competing Approach to Lung Cancer Treatment

By Carl Grey, MD Associate Professor and Director of Palliative Care at Wake Forest Baptist Health Palliative Care is a young field, recognized as an official discipline of medicine by the American Board of Medical Specialties in 2006. Many may not know that some of the most significant

Lung Cancer Initiative Awards Two Innovation in Lung Cancer Research Grants

Lung Cancer Initiative Awards Two Innovation in Lung Cancer Research Grants

Raleigh, NC, December 4, 2019 – The Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina (LCI) has awarded The Vicky Amidon Innovation in Lung Cancer Research Award to Kenneth Adler, PhD, North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine and Hongwei Du, PhD, University of North Carolina School of Medicine and

Lung Cancer Initiative Earns GuideStar’s Highest Seal of Transparency

Lung Cancer Initiative Earns GuideStar’s Highest Seal of Transparency

 Platinum Seal Allows Donors to Focus on Progress and Results   (Raleigh, North Carolina) Lung Cancer Initiative has earned a 2019 Platinum Seal of Transparency, the highest level of recognition offered by GuideStar, the world’s largest source of nonprofit information. By sharing metrics that

Lung Cancer Initiative Invites Advocates to Take the Initiative During Lung Cancer Awareness Month

(October 31, 2019) – Lung Cancer Initiative is once again joining forces with the Lung Cancer Awareness Month Coalition, a group of leading international research and advocacy organizations that partner each November in an effort to improve outcomes for lung cancer patients across the world during

The Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina Awards Access Grant to  Cone Health Cancer Center to Increase Access to Lung Cancer Screening

The Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina Awards Access Grant to Cone Health Cancer Center to Increase Access to Lung Cancer Screening

Greensboro, NC – The Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina (LCI) has awarded an Access Grant to Cone Health Cancer Center. The 10,000 access grant will support Cone Health’s efforts to increase access to lung cancer screenings in Guilford County for high-risk, uninsured individuals, between

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