More people die from lung cancer than any other type of cancer. At Johns Hopkins, our goal is to reduce that number every year, working toward a day when no one will die from lung cancer.
At the Lung Cancer Program, we focus on preventing, screening for, diagnosing and treating lung cancer in ways that give our patients the best possible prognosis.
November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month
News & Events
The Johns Hopkins Kimmel Cancer Center has locations in Baltimore and Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C. Area Locations
Battling Lung Cancer with Immunotherapy
Watch John Ryan and his doctor Julie Brahmer, M.D. discuss the hope of immunotherapy for people with squamous-non-small cell lung cancer.
Participating in clinical trials can extend patients’ lives and may in some cases, provide life-saving treatments and procedures. For many types of cancers, clinical trials may offer the best hope for a positive and life-extending prognosis.
Even when that is not possible, participating in a clinical trial can give patients the assurance that they are helping the next generation of cancer patients to receive treatment.
Support Groups and Resources
This is the Resource Center of the American Cancer Society for Delaware, D.C., Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia.
- "Road to Recovery" provides transportation assistance for medically needy patients to and from treatment
- Medication program provides limited financial assistance for pain and nausea medications
- Hope Lodge is a "home away from home,” located in Baltimore City, for patients and families needing local accommodation during the course of cancer treatment
- Look Good & Feel Better" is a program designed to help women cope with the appearance-related side effects of cancer treatment (offered at the Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Building and Green Spring Station throughout the year. Contact: Cheryl Fleming at: 410-955-6549 for details)
This national organization offers a variety programs to patients and their families. A very informative publication, available online, is A Helping Hand the Resource Guide for People with Cancer, which highlights national and regional programs and organizations serving those with cancer.
- Web site with resource and cancer information
- Support groups (including those linked by telephone and web) for those diagnosed with specific types of cancer
- Educational programs and workshops
- Teleconferences with educational presentations by health care professionals for patients and families
The Lung Cancer Alliance is a national, nonprofit organization providing advocacy and support exclusive to lung cancer patients, survivors, families, caregivers, and those at risk for the disease.
Support programs include:
- Lung Cancer Hotline
- Toll-free information and referral service
- Phone Buddies Program, a peer-to-peer support network
- Online support community
- Clinical trials matching service
- Specialized lung cancer information and educational materials
LUNGevity Foundation is the largest private funder of lung cancer research with a world-renowned scientific board, the largest lung cancer grassroots network and the largest online lung cancer support network offering 24 hour peer-to-peer support, Ask the Experts, buddy program and advocacy program. The mission of LUNGevity Foundation is to have a meaningful and immediate impact on improving lung cancer survival rates, ensure a higher quality of life for lung cancer patients, and provide a community for those impacted by lung cancer.
Support programs Include:
- Ask the Experts
- One-on-one support
- Online lung cancer caregiver center
- Annual national HOPE Summit
- Provide the opportunity and platform to raise awareness and help make lung cancer a national priority with the LUNGevity Link Up advocacy training program
Provides free publications about a variety of topics related to cancer, its treatment, and managing side effects. Recommended publications include:
- What You Need to Know About Lung Cancer
- Taking Time: Support for People with Cancer and the People Who Care About Them
- Facing Forward: A Guide for Cancer Survivors
- Smoking Facts and Tips for Quitting
- Questions and Answers about Pain Control: A Guide for People with Cancer and Their Families
- Eating Hints for Cancer Patients
- Advanced Cancer: Living Each Day
Provides a variety of free programs to patients and their families living with cancer, including support groups and educational sessions. There are Wellness Community locations include: Towson, MD; Paoli, PA; Philadelphia, PA; New Town, PA; Perrysburg, OH; Knoxville, TN; Oak Ridge, TN: Phoenix, AZ; San Diego, CA; and Las Vegas, NV.
Look Good Feel Better is dedicated to improving the self-esteem and quality of life of people undergoing treatment for cancer. It is our aim to improve their self-image and appearance through complimentary group, individual, and self-help beauty sessions that create a sense of support, confidence, courage and community.
About Lung Cancer
Learn more about lung cancer in our Health section:
Support Our Research
There has never been a more exciting time in lung cancer research. Elusive cellular and molecular targets have been identified. What is most exciting is the promise, for the first time, to dramatically improve the outcomes for patients. We have the team of scientists who can turn the promise of discovery into progress against lung cancer. We have the expertise, the opportunity and the resolve to redefine the history of lung cancer.