Uniting Against Lung Cancer
The New York-based foundation Uniting Against Lung Cancer is dedicated to finding a cure for the most common cause of cancer death in the United States — a disease that kills nonsmokers and smokers alike.
Uniting Against Lung Cancer grew out of another nonprofit, Joan’s Legacy: The Joan Scarangello Foundation to Conquer Lung Cancer. In 2001, 47-year-old journalist Joan Scarangello, a nonsmoker, died of lung cancer two decades after her mother, also a nonsmoker, died of the same disease. Joan vowed to find a cure and her fight has inspired her family and friends and now an entire community to keep her promise.
Over the past 10 years, the nonprofit has made research grants totaling more than $10 million. Its forward-looking investments have triggered another $50 million in follow-on funding from other sources.
Encouraging new talent and collaboration, the foundation holds an annual meeting for its grantees including both junior and senior investigators, who obtain feedback from physician-scientists at the forefront of lung cancer treatment and research.
Among the foundation’s funding priorities is the development of new therapies based on genetic profiling. The foundation has been in the vanguard of funding such translational research, including pioneering studies at Mass General to match therapies with patients’ genetic profiles.
Help us honor the 2014 one hundredNominate Your Cancer Hero
- Julia Hincman-Francavilla, MS, RD, LDN, CSO
- James C. Cusack Jr., MD
- Kathy Quinn, RN, BSN, OCN
- Tyler Jacks, PhD
- Dell, Inc.
- Arul M. Chinnaiyan, MD, PhD
- Marla Serwin
- Jason Maxwell
- Phyllis McNally
- Big Y
- Dorothy Binford
- Donna Karan and the Urban Zen Foundation
- Kate Murphy
- Nicole McNerney
- Pamela Manikas Washek
- Tristan’s Gift of Hope Foundation
- Yovanny Fana
- Brian N. Napolitano
- Tim Cummings, MSW, LICSW
- Patricia A. Kent, MS, RN, CPNP
- Mara G. Bloom, JD
- Vicki A. Jackson, MD, MPH
- Nancy Lee Harris, MD
- Comprehensive Grammar School Kids Cancer Club
- Jeff Warren
- Gordon B. Zacks
- Estelle Sugarman
- Edwin K. Lamport
- Mary Philopoulos
- Stephanie Quinn, MSW, LICSW
Mass General honors 100 individuals and groups for their diverse contributions to the fight against cancer.
There is strength in numbers and Massachusetts General Hospital Cancer Center proves this each year. the one hundred is the Cancer Center’s annual fundraiser, honoring 100 individuals and groups whose diligence and discoveries, philanthropy and passion have helped advance the fight against cancer. Funds raised at the gala support research, patient care, education and community outreach programs. Meet the Honorees.