With the generous support of people like you, the Lung Cancer Initiative is working hard to provide support to those affected by lung cancer. We accomplish this through research, awareness, education and access programs across North Carolina.


Since 2008 the Lung Cancer Initiative has funded more than $1.4 million in lung cancer research, over half of that in North Carolina. 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. 


Lung Cancer Initiative is committed to increasing public awareness about lung cancer. We do so through our Events, Education Initiatives as well as other grassroots opportunities. Contact us on how you can help in spreading awareness about this disease!


Expert Speaker Series

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, a Panel Discussion on Multidisciplinary Care, Clinical Trials and Survivorship.

Physician Education 

Lung Cancer Initiative provides educational opportunities for health care professionals throughout North Carolina in order to improve diagnosis, referral and treatment. 

Materials Distribution 

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.

Access Grants

This program offers grants up to $10,000 to assist institutions to improve access to lung cancer screening, treatment, clinical trials, molecular testing or precision medicine for uninsured or underinsured individuals.  Learn more about our Access Grants.

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