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Lung Cancer Awareness Month

Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Lung Cancer Awareness Month offers the opportunity to reflect not only on lung cancer's impact, but also our progress against the disease. Evidence of this progress can be found in the lives of our patients, one of whom shares her story and advice below; in the experience of our physicians; and in the commitment of our supporters.
Learn more about lung cancer myths, treatments and the latest research:
Join Our Tweet Chat with Karen Reckamp, M.D.
Tuesday, Nov. 19, 1 to 2 p.m.
Participate using Twitter hashtag #cohchat

Want to quit smoking? Find out how.
Join Our Tweet Chat
With Brian Tiep, M.D.
Thursday, Nov. 21, noon to 1 p.m.
Participate using Twitter hashtag #cohchat
Lung Cancer Stories

Lung cancer: 7 breakthroughs in research, treatment, diagnosis.

Each day, doctors and researchers in City of Hope’s Lung Cancer and Thoracic Oncology Program aggressively pursue innovative approaches to new treatments.

Lung cancer fact:
Screening saves lives.

For the first time, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has proposed annual screening. Find out if you should be screened.
E-cigarettes have been touted by their makers as a safer way to smoke, but with no regulation and no studies to back up those claims, doctors are skeptical.
Vicki Graham is young, fit and healthy. She was a very light smoker more than 30 years ago, but her lungs show no hint of it. She’s also a lung cancer survivor
Lung Cancer Videos
City of Hope experts cover prevention, screening, treatment in a series of informative videos.



News & Research

Lung cancer is not unbeatable. Each day, doctors and researchers in City of Hope’s Lung Cancer and Thoracic Oncology Program aggressively pursue innovative approaches to bring new treatments and cures to patients with all forms of this devastating disease.
As cancer care advances, allowing patients to recover from surgeries at home and receive the bulk of their care on an outpatient basis, the primary caregivers aren’t doctors or nurses. They’re family members.
Lung cancer incidence and deaths have declined in recent years — due to declining tobacco consumption — but lung cancer remains the second most commonly occurring cancer and the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States.
Karen Reckamp, M.D., co-director of City of Hope’s Lung Cancer and Thoracic Oncology Program, sorts out facts about lung cancer and smoking, what current treatments are available, and simple ways to reduce lung cancer risk.
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force  proposed annual screening, using low-dose CT scans, for people at high risk for lung cancer.
Study shows silibinin, an extract of the milk thistle plant, reverses drug resistance in small cell lung cancer.
Dan Raz, M.D., co-director of City of Hope’s Lung Cancer and Thoracic Oncology Program, discusses the benefits of screening for lung cancer and who can qualify.

Support this program

We deliver exquisite care at the leading edge of cancer treatment. It takes the help of a lot of caring people to make hope a reality for our patients. City of Hope was founded by individuals' philanthropic efforts 100 years ago. Their efforts - and those of our supporters today -- have built the foundation for the care we provide and the research we conduct. It enables City of Hope to strive for new breakthroughs and better therapies - helping more people enjoy longer, better lives.

For more information on supporting this specific program, please contact:

Rick Leonard
Associate Vice President

Direct: 213-241-7218
Email: rleonard@coh.org

We thank you for your support.

About the Lung Cancer Program

Karen Reckamp, M.D., M.S., co-director of the Lung Cancer and Thoracic Oncology Program, discusses lung cancer treatment and research at City of Hope.
Susan's Story, Lung Cancer Survivor

Already a breast cancer survivor, Susan was shocked to learn she'd been diagnosed with lung cancer, though she had never smoked. But she didn't give up hope.

Watch the video >>
Lung Cancer Education Group
Medical Minute
Lung Cancer Care
City of Hope considers lung cancer a top priority.
Our Lung Cancer and Thoracic Oncology
Program is actively involved with prevention,
early diagnosis and effective treatment for
patients with all forms of the disease.

To make an appointment for yourself, a family member or a friend, please complete and submit our Become a Patient Request Form, or call City of Hope at
800-826-HOPE (4673).
  • Lung cancer researchers forge ahead on two promising fronts: targeted therapy and immunotherapy.
  • City of Hope has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the American Cancer Society to study, and ultimately help, the family caregivers of cancer patients in poor and underserved populations. The research project funded by this grant will assess an intervention plan for caregivers, with the aim of improving their quality of life and enhancing their caregiving skills.
  • Caregivers are profoundly impacted by their loved ones’ cancer diagnosis and treatments, and they themselves are at risk for a variety of problems. These include physical ailments due to neglect of their own health, emotional difficulties arising from their new responsibilities and their loved ones’ disease, and financial constraints caused by caregiving expenses and a potential loss of in...