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.

Stanford University, Stanford, CA

2014-2015: Targeted Therapies

This grant was funded in part by LUNGevity

Alejandro Sweet-Cordero, MD
Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Jennifer Cochran, PhD
Stanford University, Stanford, CA

Lung cancer cells depend on continuous cross-talk with other cells around them. Drs. Sweet-Cordero and Cochran will use decoy proteins to intercept and disable this essential molecular communications between the tumor and its environment, thereby destroying the cancer.