Cancer in U.S.

The Foundation collaborates with clinic- and community-based service providers to improve health outcomes among underserved populations with cancers.​

Lung Cancer

In the U.S., lung cancer is the second most commonly diagnosed cancer and the leading cause of cancer-related deaths, with African Americans suffering significantly higher incidence and mortality rates and with marked regional variations. Bridging Cancer Care™ supports pilot projects that seek to reduce the burden of lung cancer among minority and underserved populations through innovative models of prevention, detection and education. It also helps people living with lung cancer access and navigate cancer care and community-based survivorship services.​ 

Success Stories

Changing the Ways We Approach Lung Cancer​  >

Kentucky LEADS works to better understand and assist underserved lung cancer patients 

Reducing the Fear of Lung Cancer Screening  >

Using community engagement to increase awareness and reduce the fear and stigma attached to testing.

Preparing for Survivors  >

Patient-centric care empowers lung cancer survivors to choose what matters most

Training Community Members to Raise Awareness of Melano  >

Community networks serve migrant farmworkers at high risk for skin cancers.​

Our Grantees

Lung Cancer in the U.S.

Access to Cancer Care for Vulnerable Populations in the U.S.

Other Cancers

The Foundation’s new Specialty Care for Vulnerable Populations initiative is addressing gaps in the U.S. healthcare system that can lead to Medicaid, uninsured and underinsured people with lung cancer or skin cancer significantly delaying care, falling out of care or – worst of all – not receiving the care recommended for them.