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What is the Lung Cancer Initiative Access to Care Gas Card Program?

What is the Lung Cancer Initiative Access to Care Gas Card Program?

The Gas Card program began in April 2013 as part of the Lung Cancer Initiative’s (LCI) Patient Support programs. It was a lung cancer survivor and board member’s vision “to find a tangible way to support patients on a very local level.” It is just one of the ways that LCI supports patients.  What

Lung Cancer Awareness Month Advocate Spotlight: Genevieve Salzer

Lung Cancer Awareness Month Advocate Spotlight: Genevieve Salzer

At 17 years old, Genevieve Salzer from Charlotte, NC, found out that her dad, Scott Salzer, was diagnosed with lung cancer. Genevieve attended an out-of-state university (Clemson) for undergrad, and during that time she relied heavily on the nurses, doctors, and various medical staff to support her

Comprehensive Biomarker Testing: What It Means and Who Should Get It

This year in the United States, approximately 235,760 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer and nearly 131,880 will die of the disease. As a thoracic medical oncologist, it is my duty to provide treatment and take care of people who have lung cancer. Throughout my career, I have been

Set Sails with LCI's Vice President Jim Sheegog

Set Sails with LCI's Vice President Jim Sheegog

In only three weeks we will unite communities across North Carolina at this year's The Evening of Hope Gala on Saturday, November 6. This year's gala is sure to be a showstopper as we come together to "Put Hope Center Stage" at North Ridge Country Club to advance lung cancer survivorship.  

LCI Staff Spotlight: Jenni Danai, Chief Mission Delivery Officer

LCI Staff Spotlight: Jenni Danai, Chief Mission Delivery Officer

Hi there, my name is Jenni Danai and I am the Chief Mission Delivery Officer at Lung Cancer Initiative (LCI)! Most of you know me after working for LCI for the past eight years. I live in Raleigh with my husband and our two daughters. While I tell people that I am from Illinois, I actually spent

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

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