Campaigns across the globe to spread the word about the biggest cancer killer

November is lung cancer awareness month, a concerted opportunity for all involved in advocacy to help spread better informationand understanding of what remains the site-specific form of cancer that claims most lives worldwide.

GLCC members are invited to update the secretariat about campaigns and innovations within their own region.

To start the campaign, we have added two new clips to our video content section. These are the first in a series of interviews with leading figures in lung oncology, advocacy, support and information services. They were carried out on behalf of the GLCC by the experienced and highly-respected health journalist Susan Mayor. We hope you will appreciate and enjoy the content. As ever with GLCC resources, we also hope you will use them to help raise awareness of the disease, of attitudes towards it, and why we can begin to look forward to a brighter future, building on advances in therapy and screening we have witnessed in recent times.

The subjects of the first new videos are Dr Jesme Fox, secretary to the GLCC, who outlines the present situation within advocacy and the implications for the future) and Prof Raymond Osarogiogbon, a thoracic oncologist based in Memphis, Tennesse, in the USA, who raises hopes for a brighter future.

Taken from the Lung Foundation Australia website, in which the new CEO Mark Brooke writes: 

“I have joined at a very exciting time for the organisation. My team, along with the support of hundreds of health professionals and people living with lung disease, have developed Australia’s first National Strategic Action Plan for Lung Conditions. Through this plan, we are shining a light on lung health in Australia and the urgent need for increased investment in lung disease research, services and support. This follows on from the release of Making Lung Cancer a Fair Fight: A Blueprint for Reform – a first-of-its-kind report launched at the Parliamentary Friends of Lung Health event on 24 October which was attended by politicians and key opinion leaders to mark the launch of Lung Cancer Awareness Month in November.

“We are also pleased to announce the launch of our new website. The website was developed in consultation with consumers and key stakeholders and provides a central source of information and resources to support people of all ages living with lung disease.”



Our member organisation in Brazil, Oncoguia Institute is organising the country’s second annual conference on the subject of lung cancer. This will take place in Sao Paulo on Tuesday 27th November.

Europe-wide – WALCE

November is the “Awareness month for Lung Cancer”, and WALCE promotes itinerant make-over workshops for helping women undergoing cancer treatments to better cope with the side-effects of the disease.


Our French member organisation, La Ligue Contre Le Cancer, is backing the government’s own health initiative – ‘A month without tobacco’. While this, strictly speaking, is not an LCAM event in itself, none the less, the public health benefits are worth sharing.

La Ligue France Mois Sans tabac

As the #MoisSansTabac Public Health agency in France is opening up, it warns about the “very worrying” evolution of female smoking, responsible for doubling the number of deaths attributable to tobacco among women between 2000 and 2014. On a more positive note, the initiative has attracted strong support it seems – more followers than One Direction and Justin Beiber combined. Apparently.


llumina November 2018

November is internationally recognized as the month dedicated to lung cancer awareness.

The related international campaign, called Lung Cancer Awareness Month ( LCAM ), seeks to draw the public’s attention to a type of tumour, once judged incurable except in rare cases, which now offers fresh hope. This is thanks to the recent introduction in the therapeutic field of drugs with targeted action on specific genetic mutations of the tumor and of the new immunotherapies.

ALCASE Italy has joined the LCAM since 2003, the year of its promulgation, and every month of November, since then, commits itself throughout the Italian territory to make information about what can be called the “plague” of the 21st century: the Lung Cancer ( Lung Cancer, in English).

But our commitment alone is not enough. It is necessary to involve an increasing number of people, media and institutions, so that everyone is aware of the progress of bio-medical research in the sector and that the false myth of the incurability of lung cancer has been cleared.

New opportunities for care must be known and false beliefs must be swept away.

There are many and varied  initiatives to raise awareness to be developed during the month of November , but ALCASE particularly advocates adhering to an initiative of great social importance:


The proposal is aimed at everyone, from private citizens to public administrations, from companies to traders. In essence, it is aimed at all people who believe solidarity and empathy are a priority.

Adhering to the initiative does not require fees or charges: it is a simple act of brotherhood and partnership.

Municipal administrations are asked to enlighten / dress white – color that symbolizes lung cancer, according to an international code that attributes to each disease a different color – for a day, a week or for the whole month, with lights or ribbons or bows or balloons … a palace, a monument, a square, a garden, a church, a bell tower … or any other place of public interest (in the US, for example, where you are very sensitive to lung problems, they are also illuminated in white Niagara falls!).

Citizens, companies and traders can choose how to participate, keeping the white color as Leitmotiv, with which bows, balloons or ribbons will be illuminated … provided they are in external areas and visible to the public.

For citizens who want to join us concretely in asking their mayor to participate in the ILLUMINA NOVEMBRE campaign, we thought to facilitate the thing through a facsimile in word to download, complete with their own data, modify and customize (if you want), print , sign and deliver personally (more effective and recommended by us) or send by post or PEC mediated:


The Netherlands – National Day 2018

Saturday, November 3, 2018 was the national meeting for people with lung cancer and their loved ones. No fewer than 110 visitors attended the interesting presentations and workshops and visited the information market. They also witnessed the special awards ceremony. Pulmonologist Wanda de Kanter (left on the photo) received the ‘GLCC Journalism Award’ 2018 from the hands of lung cancer patient Anne Marie van Veen. Full details of this can be seen in our ‘Awards’ section here. 

Wanda received this award for her exceptional commitment to lung cancer in the media. She also fights together with Anne Marie van Veen and others against the tobacco industry. After Anne Marie has handed out the prize with moving words, she is surprised herself. Wanda put Anne Marie in the limelight and expressed her admiration for her strength and perseverance. Anne Marie goes on and on, even though she is ill.

Filmmaker Ismaël Lotz was also nominated. He has lung cancer and makes impressive videos about his fight against this disease. He shares all his thoughts and findings with the public and thus gives more publicity to lung cancer.

Relax and meet

Besides information, there was also time for relaxation and meeting other people with the same disease, to exchange experiences. Many people had a nice photo taken by the professional photographer. Or participated in one of the four workshops: hand massage, fatigue, maintaining resilience or dealing with limited energy.



Lung Cancer Awareness Month is the time of year when our community comes together to raise awareness, educate and spread hope. There are lots of ways to get involved and make a difference. Throughout the month of November we will be providing you with a different action (big and small) each day. There is something for everyone – see which one makes sense for you!

November 19-25, 2018


Attend an Awareness Event

Our signature Shine a Light on Lung Cancer events take place during November in over 200 healthcare facilities across the country. These events bring the lung cancer community together to learn about the latest and greatest in treatment and research, hear from survivors about their personal experience and connect with others who have walked in their shoes. Find an event near you!

Let’s Get Social

  • Awareness Profile Frame: Apply a Lung Cancer Awareness or Survivor Facebook Frame to your Profile Picture. Click here and search “Lung Cancer Awareness 2018” or “Lung Cancer Survivor 2018.”
  • Click to Raise Awareness: Share these lung cancer fact graphics.
  • Join the Conversation: Use common lung cancer awareness hashtags, like#LCAM#lungcancer and #LCSM, in your posts to contribute to the conversation online.

Share Your Story

Sharing your story more broadly is one of the simplest and most impactful ways to raise awareness and make a difference. Click here to submit your story for a “Survivor Spotlight” feature on LCA social channels or write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper. Here’s a sample letter to get you started.

Contact Congress

Take your message to our nation’s leaders by sharing your personal lung cancer story or asking them to support the Women and Lung Cancer Research and Preventive Services Act. Remember, your elected official is working for you and wants to know what matters impact your life. Take action online or set up an in-person meeting in your hometown.

Host a Fundraiser

Fundraisers don’t have to look like your mom’s bake sale. Make it work for you! Host a movie night or a wine tasting and ask your friends to make a donation to the cause. Our online platform makes it easy to set up your individual fundraising page and share it with your network. Check it out!

Shop Shop Shop

  • Stock Your Swag:  Purchase lung cancer awareness t-shirts, tanks, sunglasses and more. It makes for a great gift or just treat yourself. You deserve it!
  • Amazon Smile: List Lung Cancer Alliance as your charity of choice and a portion of your purchase will go to helping those with lung cancer.

Know the Facts About Lung Cancer

Do you know fact from fiction when it comes to your lung health? Knowing the facts could help save lives! Test your knowledge of 5 common beliefs about lung cancer by taking this quiz.  You never know when this information could help you or someone you love.


Alexandria, Va. — On November 5 and 6, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® brought together experts and leaders in science, policy and practice at the

Quantitative Imaging Workshop XV: Lung Cancer, COPD and Cardiovascular Disease (QIW).

The Workshop is a high-impact, multi-disciplinary forum for the advancement of quantitative CT imaging biomarkers for management of early thoracic disease.

The Foundation has convened this annual workshop since 2003, with a focus on high-resolution CT imaging data for lung cancer, COPD and cardiovascular disease.

The Workshop provides a forum to exchange ideas on quantitative CT imaging for early disease management, as well as on policy and advocacy for responsible lung cancer,

COPD and cardiovascular screening. This event emphasizes quality and consistency in screening.

Each year, this unique forum brings together leaders in lung cancer, COPD and cardiovascular disease early detection and treatment of early-stage disease, including

oncologists,radiologists, photonics experts, federal policymakers and regulators, pharmaceutical professionals and patient advocates.

Sharon Y. Eubanks, known for her work as lead council in the federal tobacco litigation, United States v. Philip Morris USA, et al., was honored at the Workshop with the James L. Mulshine, M.D. Leadership Award.

Preventing cancer is kind of a big deal, right?


CancerCare® 2018 Lung Cancer Walk for Hope

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Town of Oyster Bay Golf Course, Woodbury, NY

The 16th Annual Lung Cancer Walk for Hope on Sunday, November 4, raised funds for CancerCare’s free, professional services, available to anyone facing a lung cancer diagnosis.

For Caregivers: Practical Tips for Coping with Your Loved One’s Lung Cancer

Part II of Living with Lung Cancer

Workshop Date and Time

Tuesday, November 27, 2018, 1:30 – 2:30 pm, Eastern TimeREGISTER NOW

Registrants can listen in live over the phone or online as a webcast.

Topics Covered

  • The Important Role of the Caregiver in Communicating with the Health Care Team
  • Caring for the Person with Lung Cancer
  • Helping Manage Your Loved One’s Treatment
  • The Role of Caregivers in Adherence
  • Managing Family, Friends, Partners & Traditions
  • Coping with the Stress of Caregiving;
  • Self-Care Tips
  • Coping with Holidays, Birthdays & Special Occasions
  • Questions for Our Panel of Experts

Our Panel of Experts

W. Victoria Lai, MD

Medical Oncologist, Thoracic Oncology Service, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Erin E. Kent, PhD

Scientific Advisor for the Outcomes Research Branch, Healthcare Delivery Research Program, Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences, National Cancer Institute

Guadalupe R. Palos, RN, MSW, DrPH

Clinical Research Manager, Division of Medical Affairs, Department of Cancer Survivorship, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center

Sharon Flynn, MS, RN, ANP-BC, AOCNS, BMTCN

Nurse Educator, Research and Practice Development, National Institutes of Health, Clinical Research Center

Carolyn Messner, DSW, OSW-C, FAPOS, FAOSW

Director of Education and Training, CancerCare

Continuing Education Credits

Social Workers: This program has been submitted to the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, an approved provider through the Texas State Board of Social Work Examiners, provider #CS4607, for 1.0 Contact Hour. Cancer Care, Inc. is recognized by the New York State Education Department’s State Board for Social Work as an approved provider of continuing education for licensed social workers #SW-0088. This workshop is approved for 1.0 Contact Hour.

Registered Dietitians: This program has been submitted to the Commission on Dietetic Registration for one Continuing Professional Education Unit (CPEU).

To request continuing education paperwork, please email your name, profession, and address to after the program. All paperwork for continuing education credit must be requested, completed, and submitted within two weeks of the live program.


You can download the brochure for this workshop(78.5 KB)

TAGS:lung cancertreatment

Presented in collaboration with…

 This activity is supported by the Celgene Corporation and Ethicon Part of the Johnson & Johnson Family of Companies. CancerCare’s application for continuing education credits for this program is supported by the Diana Napoli Fund.


Lung Cancer Research Foundation Hosts Sixteenth Strolling Supper

NEW YORK, Nov. 8, 2018 — The Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF) held its signature gala, the Sixteenth Strolling Supper, on Wednesday, November 7 at Gotham Hall in New York City. The event, which raised over $1.3 million, featured a special performance by Sutton Foster, Tony Award winner and star of Younger. In celebration of the Strolling Supper, several New York City skyline spires, One Bryant Park, One World Trade Center and One Five One West 42, were illuminated in signature LCRF blue.

WABC-TV’s Bill Ritter hosted the event, which brings together members of New York City’s professional, social and philanthropic communities. Proceeds support LCRF and its mission to improve lung cancer outcomes by funding research for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of lung cancer. The event continues to be LCRF’s largest annual fundraiser, raising over $17 million since inception.

“Fundraising events like the Strolling Supper play such a crucial role in our grant program,” said Dennis P. Chillemi, Executive Director, LCRF. “The funds raised through this event are what allow us to fund so many innovative lung cancer research projects.”

LCRF funds research across the spectrum of basic, translational, and clinical research. To date, LCRF has funded 362 research grants totaling nearly $33 million, the highest amount provided by a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding lung cancer research. In addition to research, LCRF focuses on lung cancer awareness and educational programs. The Foundation also hosts community events nationwide through the Free to Breathe Events Program.

The Sixteenth Strolling Supper was attended by more than 500 people. Guests enjoyed music by DJ Elle Dee and bid on a variety of silent auction items including dinner for two at Per Se, a getaway to Costa Rica, a PGA Championship final round experience and a Nashville weekend at the Hutton Hotel. In addition, guests had the opportunity to enter a raffle to win a VIP Seaport District package, which featured a summer concert experience at Pier 17, a hotel stay at Mr. C. Seaport and dinner at Corso Como.

“The Strolling Supper brings together lung cancer advocates and supporters for an evening of celebration and awareness,” said Mary Ann Tighe, Vice Chair, LCRF Board of Directors. “We are grateful to everyone who has supported the Strolling Supper, helping to make it a success year after year.”

This year’s Strolling Supper Research Grant sponsors included: Blum Family Foundation on behalf of Richard C. Blum and Senator Dianne Feinstein; Broad Street Development – Raymond Chalmé and Daniel Blanco; The Durst Organization; Marjorie M. Fisher Fund; Greenlight Capital, Inc.; Office of Dr. David Hidalgo; Pershing Square Capital Management, LP; The Tighe Hidalgo Foundation; Tishman Speyer; Tom Zangas Memorial Lung Cancer Foundation


About the Lung Cancer Research Foundation
The Lung Cancer Research Foundation (LCRF) is the pre-eminent nonprofit organization focused on funding innovative, high-reward research with the potential to extend survival and improve quality of life for people with lung cancer. LCRF’s mission is to improve lung cancer outcomes by funding research for the prevention, diagnosis, treatment and cure of lung cancer. To date, LCRF has funded 362 research grants, totaling nearly $33 million, the highest amount provided by a nonprofit organization dedicated to funding lung cancer research. For more information, visit


Respirando con Valor working with NFL star Chris Draft to promote Lung Cancer Awareness

Former NFL Player In Mexico is raising his voice in the fight against lung cancer.

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