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Innovative Research Brings Potential New Class of Drugs for Patients with ALK-EML4 Fusion

Innovative Research Brings Potential New Class of Drugs for Patients with ALK-EML4 Fusion

Targeted therapies, or treatments directed towards specific biomarkers in tumor cells, have been effective in treating many patients with advanced-stage non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Tumors that have the ALK protein fused with another cancer-driving protein, such as the EML4 protein, are often referred to as ALK-positive tumors. Approximately 5% of advanced-stage adenocarcinoma, a type of NSCLC, will test positive for an ALK-fusion biomarker. Treating patients with ALK-positive lung…

Thriving with Cancer, with Dann Wonser

Thriving with Cancer, with Dann Wonser

Dann Wonser, a 16-year lung cancer survivor and author of the book Second Wind – Thriving with Cancer, joins LUNGevity's Angela James to share learnings from his cancer journey and the tactics he's used to not only survive but thrive with lung cancer. Visit Dann's website to read his blog or purchase your own copy of Second Wind - Thriving with Cancer at www.dannwonser.com.   <Back to the Patient Gateways

Shared Decision-Making, Self-Advocacy, and Dealing with Financial Toxicity

Shared Decision-Making, Self-Advocacy, and Dealing with Financial Toxicity

Cardinale Smith, MD, PhD, oncologist and associate professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mt. Sinai, explains how shared decision-making with one's healthcare team can create a treatment plan that aligns with the patient's goals. This activity is supported by an educational grant from Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.   <Back to the Patient Gateways

The Benefits of Palliative Care for People Living with Lung Cancer

The Benefits of Palliative Care for People Living with Lung Cancer

Palliative care is supportive care that anticipates, prevents, and treats the symptoms and side effects of the disease and its treatment. It is intended to improve one's quality of life and can be addressed at any stage from diagnosis forward. This webinar features Estelamari Rodriguez, MD, MPH, thoracic oncologist at the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami. This activity is supported by an educational grant from Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.   <Back to the…

Raise Your Voice: Speaking Up About Living With Lung Cancer

Raise Your Voice: Speaking Up About Living With Lung Cancer

An online panel discussion offers real-world suggestions and examples for ways to get the care and support you need. The discussion features Angela James, LUNGevity care navigator;  Lavern McDonald, a teacher living with lung cancer; and Patricia Simmers, a nurse navigator. The panelists share their personal stories, challenges, and lessons learned through their journeys with lung cancer. This panel discussion was hosted by LUNGevity in collaboration with Novartis.

Science Spotlight: NSCLC Transformation into SCLC

Science Spotlight: NSCLC Transformation into SCLC

Take a behind-the-scenes look at how researchers study lung cancer. Join lung cancer researcher Triparna Sen, PhD, as she digs into what’s known about how EGFR-positive NSCLC cells transform into SCLC to escape targeted therapy treatment. SCLC transformation is a common resistance mechanism for multiple types of NSCLC, including EGFR, ALK, and RET. This Facebook Live event is hosted by Amy Moore, PhD, LUNGevity’s Vice President of Global Engagements and Patient Partnerships. Dr. Sen is Co-…

How Metastatic Brain Tumors Affect Your Lung Cancer Care

How Metastatic Brain Tumors Affect Your Lung Cancer Care

Brain metastases are known to occur in approximately 25% of patients diagnosed with lung cancer. This webinar dives into the details of brain metastasis in lung cancer to explore their signs and symptoms. It also includes a discussion of treatment considerations. Through this webinar, you will learn to: Understand how brain metastasis occurs Keep an eye out for signs & symptoms of brain mets Understand treatment options and management techniques This webinar was created in partnership…

Understanding Pulmonary Rehab

Understanding Pulmonary Rehab

Pulmonary rehab expert Debbie Koehl, MS, RRT-NPS, AE-C, FAARC, speaks to LUNGevity's Survivorship Navigator, Kristi Griffith, to explain what pulmonary rehabilitation is, explore the benefits of pulmonary rehabilitation, and gain key insights about how to obtain pulmonary rehabilitation for yourself or a loved one. The discussion is followed by an informal Q&A with other lung cancer survivors. This recording was made during one of LUNGevity Foundation's Virtual Meetups -- a free resource…

Pneumonitis: A Common Side Effect

Pneumonitis: A Common Side Effect

In this video, nurse practitioner Lauren Welch, MSN, NP-C, AOCNP, from the Sarah Cannon Research Institute at Tennessee Oncology offers a quick review of pneumonitis - a common side effect of some lung cancer treatments. Survivors and caregivers can learn: What is pneumonitis? What causes it? How is it treated? What symptoms should we look out for?

Celebrate Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Celebrate Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Every fall, the lung cancer community gathers to raise awareness for this disease and stand together – unified and strong. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month – a time to come together to celebrate the strength of the lung cancer community. A great way to get involved in raising awareness about lung cancer is by joining us on Saturday, November 5 for our nationwide walk - Breathe Deep TOGETHER  presented by Amgen. Thousands of people from across the country, coming together in a singular…