Upstage Lung Cancer

Using performing arts to raise awareness and funding for lung cancer research

Research We Fund

Upstage Lung Cancer is proud to have funded over $1 million in lung cancer research.

2018, 2019: Epidemiology of Young Lung Cancer

This grant was funded in part by Upstage Lung Cancer with Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation

Tony Addario
Chair and CEO of ALCMI

Epidemiology is the method used to find the causes of health outcomes and diseases in populations. Although we have new information about the genomics of lung cancer in young people (YLC) from our Genomics of Young Lung Cancer study, the actual causes of YLC remain unknown.

The goal of the Epidemiology of Young Lung Cancer Study (EoYLC) is to identify lifestyle, environmental, and family/genetic risk factors associated with the development of YLC and specific cancer-driving mutations. The innovation of EoYLC study is that it is the first of its kind to investigate why certain young people develop lung cancer. It is a necessary step toward understanding, diagnosing, and easing the burden of this devastating disease among young people.