Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Coverage from Every Angle

Lung Cancer Organizations Launch Collaborative Foundation for Lung Cancer Community

By: Sarah Jackson
Posted: Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Two nonprofit organizations serving the lung cancer community—the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) and Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA)—have announced they are joining forces as the GOFoundation for Lung Cancer.

With more than 3 decades of combined expertise, the GOFoundation for Lung Cancer launches with principal offices in the San Francisco Bay Area and Washington, DC. The GOFoundation will be maximizing resources and staff expertise, integrating and growing networks to reach and support more people, expanding patient-centered research, and amplifying awareness of the steep challenges and needs facing the lung cancer community.

“We are thrilled to blend our talent, resources, commitment, and compassion to create this powerhouse foundation,” noted Bonnie J. Addario, lung cancer survivor, Co-Founder and Chair of the Board of Directors of the GO2Foundation for Lung Cancer, and, most recently, Founder and Chair of ALCF.

GOFoundation priorities include:

  • Serving the at-risk patient and caregiver communities through professional, credible, free patient support services that include personalized screening, treatment and clinical trial navigation, molecular testing, peer-to-peer mentoring, and support forums
  • Advancing academic, community, and patient-centered research that spans the continuum of care for lung cancer detection, treatment, and survivorship
  • Directing advocacy action for a health-care system that puts the interests of people first to achieve historic increases in federal research funding, new treatment approvals, and coverage and reimbursement for better access and delivery of care
  • Expanding access to excellence in screening, care, treatment, and survivorship across all 50 states to ensure that anyone at risk or diagnosed with lung cancer benefits from life-saving services closer to home.

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