WASHINGTON, September 28, 2021 / PRNewswire / – LUNGevity Foundation, the country’s leading nonprofit focused on lung cancer, announced that as of September 28, 2021, all website traffic to CancerCareUrl of lungcancer.org will now be redirected to the LUNGevity homepage. This URL donation and transfer of ownership represent extraordinary recognition by CancerCare—The leading non-profit pancancer organization providing free professional support services to anyone touched by cancer — LUNGevity’s position as a preeminent research and resource organization for the lung cancer community.
LUNGevity has long been a partner of CancerCare on many educational programs and support services, including the LUNGevity Lung cancer HELPLine. HELPLine is a free telephone service answered by CancerCare team of professional oncology social workers, to meet the emotional, practical and information needs of people with lung cancer, their families and caregivers. This extension of LUNGevity’s partnership with CancerCare provide other essential resources to lung cancer patients and their caregivers, continually increasing the amount of information and support available to the community.
“LUNGevity is proud to develop its partnership with CancerCare and serve as a trusted resource for their patients and caregivers, ”said LUNGevity President and CEO Andrea Ferris. “With the advancements we have helped make possible in lung cancer research and treatments, LUNGevity is constantly exploring ways to bring information about these life-saving treatments to more and more patients across the country and worldwide. This collaboration will better serve patients who are looking for options specific to their lung cancer diagnosis.
Add Patricia Goldsmith, CancerCare CEO, “Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. However, significant medical breakthroughs in the past five years alone have resulted in a 22% increase in survival rates, indicating how quickly research advancements are moving in the lung. cancer field. “Goldsmith continues,” CancerCare and LUNGevity offer complementary services that make all the difference for our cancer patient communities. In particular, this partnership further strengthens LUNGevity’s unrivaled position as the leading national organization in the fight against lung cancer. ”
About the LUNGevity Foundation
The LUNGevity Foundation is the leading national lung cancer organization focused on improving outcomes for people with lung cancer through research, policy initiatives, education, support and engagement of patients, survivors and caregivers. LUNGevity seeks to have an immediate impact on the quality of life and survival of all those affected by the disease, while promoting health equity by addressing disparities across the continuum of care. LUNGevity works tirelessly to advance research into early detection and more effective treatments, provide information and educational tools to empower patients and their caregivers, promote impactful public policy initiatives and amplify patient voices through advocacy. research and engagement. The organization provides an active community for patients and survivors, as well as those who help them live longer and better lives.
Comprehensive resources include a medically-controlled, patient-centric website, a toll-free helpline, the International Lung Cancer Survival Conference, and an easy-to-use clinical trial finder, among other tools. All of these programs aim to achieve our vision: a world where no one dies of lung cancer. The LUNGevity Foundation is proud to be a four star Charity Navigator organization.
Please visit www.LUNGevity.org to learn more.
About lung cancer in the United States
- About 1 in 16 Americans will be diagnosed with lung cancer in their lifetime.
- More than 235,000 people in the United States will be diagnosed with lung cancer this year.
- About 60-65% of all new lung cancer diagnoses are in people who have never smoked or who are former smokers.
- Lung cancer takes more lives than the following three major cancers (colorectal, breast and prostate) combined.
- Only 22% of all people diagnosed with lung cancer will survive 5 years or more, BUT if it is caught before it spreads, the chances of survival at 5 years improve dramatically.
Founded in 1944, CancerCare is the leading national organization providing free and professional support services and information to help people cope with the emotional, practical and financial challenges of cancer. Our comprehensive services include case management, telephone, online and in-person counseling and support groups, educational workshops, publications and financial assistance and cost sharing. All cancersCare services are provided by master’s degree oncology social workers and global cancer experts. To learn more, visit www.cancercare.org or call 800-813-HOPE (4673).
SOURCE LUNGevity Foundation