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Strike Out Lung Cancer: #KellyStrong

Strike Out Lung Cancer: #KellyStrong

Lives change forever when you or someone you love is told "you have Stage IV lung cancer." Despite 15 years of playing pro-baseball and living a healthy lifestyle (having quit smoking for 30 years), in August of 2018, Kelly Paris found out that the "pulled shoulder muscle" he'd been treating for

Lung Cancer Advocate Honors Father’s Memory at Annual LUNGe Forward

You've heard it before, but it's worth repeating: anyone can get lung cancer. But have you paused to think of the implications? It means that at any moment, anyone can become a caregiver. At any moment, your systems of support can break down, and you may find yourself needing a new community, one

Lung Cancer Initiative Names Two New Board Members Jason Akulian, MD, MPH, and Aundrea Oliver, MD

Lung Cancer Initiative Names Two New Board Members Jason Akulian, MD, MPH, and Aundrea Oliver, MD

      Raleigh, NC, August 12, 2021 - The Lung Cancer Initiative (LCI) is pleased to welcome Jason Akulian, MD, MPH, University of North Carolina Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Aundrea Oliver, MD, East Carolina Heart Institute, as the newest members of the Board of

How to Prepare for this Year's LUNGe Forward Events

How to Prepare for this Year's LUNGe Forward Events

Dust off your running shoes, there are only six weeks left this year's LUNGe Forward events - which means it's time to start training!  Whether you choose to register as an individual, start a fundraising team, or choose the "Lounge for Lunge Cancer" online participation option, your

LCI Awards the REACH Community Grant to Levine Cancer Institute to Increase Screening

RALEIGH, NC, June 8, 2021 - Lung Cancer Initiative (LCI) has awarded a 10,000 REACH Community Grant to Levine Cancer Institute, Atrium Health, to support access to care for lung cancer screening patients. The grant will support Levine Cancer Institute in serving patients who are in the process of

LCI Awards $125,000 to Develop North Carolina Lung Cancer Research Fellows

LCI Awards $125,000 to Develop North Carolina Lung Cancer Research Fellows

RALEIGH, NC – Lung Cancer Initiative (LCI) is pleased to announce the 2021-2022 class of lung cancer research fellows from institutions across North Carolina who have each demonstrated a measurable impact through their proposals and commitment to the lung cancer field. Each LCI fellow will receive a

Become a Lung Cancer Advocate & Advance Survivorship

    On Friday, May 21 (from noon until 4:00 p.m.), and Saturday, May 22 (from 9:00 a.m. until noon), Lung Cancer Initiative will host its annual Advocacy Summit for free online. At this year’s summit, you’ll hear from lung cancer researchers, physicians, advocates, caregivers and

National Volunteer Month: Making Change Happen in 2021

National Volunteer Month: Making Change Happen in 2021

In honor of National Volunteer Month and National Volunteer Week, Lung Cancer Initiative (LCI) would like to thank all of our volunteers, past and present, for their hard work and dedication to the fight against lung cancer. Volunteers play a vital role in LCI’s mission to advance survivorship and

LCI's 2020 Advocate Award Winners

LCI's 2020 Advocate Award Winners

Last week Lung Cancer Initiative (LCI) hosted its first-ever virtual Let's Create Hope: Annual Update & Award Celebration 2020 where it recognized lung cancer advocates across the state, shared lung cancer research updates, and took a look back at the lung cancer communities accomplishments in

Lung Cancer Initiative Names Kathryn Mileham, MD, FACP to Board of Directors

Lung Cancer Initiative Names Kathryn Mileham, MD, FACP to Board of Directors

Raleigh, NC, March 11, 2021 - The Lung Cancer Initiative (LCI) is pleased to welcome Kathryn Mileham, MD, FACP, Chief of the Section of Thoracic Oncology and Associate Professor at Atrium Health Levine Cancer Institute as a new member of LCI’s Board of Directors. “Dr. Mileham has already been