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Eradicate deaths from lung cancer to better the health and welfare of the military and the American public


Support and integrate research from multiple disciplines for risk assessment, prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment for the control and cure of lung cancer

Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer-related deaths in the United States, and claims more lives each year than all other major cancers combined. This year, more than 224,000 U.S. men and women will be diagnosed with lung cancer, and over 159,000 will die from the disease. Lung cancers are generally diagnosed at an advanced, incurable stage because patients often lack signs and symptoms in the early stages of the disease. Although several factors have been shown to contribute to the development of lung cancer, smoking and exposure to environmental carcinogens may be among the most prevalent. Importantly, military personnel are at a higher risk of developing lung cancer than the general population due to increased rates of smoking as well as an increased likelihood of being exposed to environmental carcinogens during their service.

Congressional Appropriations

Congressional Appropriations

  • $79.0 million FY09-FY14
  • $10.5 million FY15
Funding Summary

Funding Summary

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