Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States. And in honor National Lung Cancer Awareness Month this November, GrantWatch is taking the time to recognize the importance of the fight against lung cancer.
The Fight Against Lung Cancer
According to the National Cancer Institute’s Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results (SEER), an estimated 235,760 patients will suffer from lung and bronchus cancer. The organization also notes that an estimated 131,880 patients will die of lung cancer in 2021.
Taking the time to talk about how people can lower their risks for this type of cancer is critical. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), nearly 9 out of 10 lung cancer diagnoses are caused by smoking cigarettes. Other risk factors include:
- Exposure to second hand smoke
- Family history of lung cancer
- Past treatment with radiation therapy to the breast or chest
- As well as exposure to asbestos, chromium, nickel, arsenic, soot, or tar in the workplace
Be it lung cancer or any other kind; cancer diagnoses impact millions of Americans every year. For this reason, funding critical research and treatment is essential. It is especially crucial to ensure that programs focused on prevention and education stay funded. Grants are a good way to fund these initiatives. For example, below are five grants currently available on GrantWatch for individuals and organizations helping in the fight against the disease through research and preventative measures.
Four Grants that Go Toward Funding Cancer Research And Education
- Firstly, there are grants of up to $10,000, $20,000, and in-kind support available to U.S. IHe’s to end the use of tobacco products on college campuses.
- Grants to U.S. individual physicians for financial assistance to conduct cancer-related research. Funding is to speed up the process of turning research discoveries into better treatment and therapy for patients. Funding is also to increase the number of physicians trained in research methods.
- There are also grants to U.S. researchers affiliated with nonprofit institutions to support cancer research. Funding is intended to support projects that find new treatments or cures. Eligible applicants are post-doctoral researchers. Priority will be given to researchers who are new to the field of cancer research or to established research investigators examining new approaches to cancer cure.
- In addition, there is funding of up to $50,000 to U.S., Canada, and International investigators to improve the quality of life for cancer patients and survivors. Applicants must hold an M.D., Ph.D., D.V.M., or equivalent degree and be affiliated with a research institution
- Finally, there are grants available to U.S. non-profits, for-profits, agencies, IHE’s, and tribes for research related to tobacco use prevention.
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