Our Impact

Out of all the cancers, lung cancer kills more people than breast, colon, and prostate cancer combined. There are researchers across the world working tirelessly to find a cure and create a world free from lung cancer. Due to these individuals and organizations who continue to find new developments for the prevention, diagnosis, and cure of lung cancer, today there is hope the survival rate will increase.

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Breath of Hope has the honor and privilege of being a community partner to The Ohio State University Comprehensive Cancer Center – Arthur G. James Cancer Hospital and Richard J. Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James).


A Note from Dr. David Carbone

A Breath of Hope was founded by two of my patients at The Ohio State University James Cancer Hospital and Solove Research Institute (OSUCCC – James) whose lives, like too many others, were affected by this diagnosis.  And the fact that both of them were young never smokers brings home the fact that anyone can get lung cancer. These individuals were both full of life and eager to do what they could to create better treatments for lung cancer patients. Recognizing that federal funding is flat and that lung cancer does not receive the dollars we so desperately need to make an impact, my patients came together to shed light and help eradicate the #1 cancer killer for both men and women - Lung Cancer. Breath of Hope was born out of the desire to advance science and create effective treatments for all lung cancer patients.


Now in its fifth year, Breath of Hope has raised more than $600,000 which has gone directly into recruiting talented researchers and advancing lung cancer research at the OSUCCC - James. Philanthropy enables us to do projects that result in important discoveries that we might not be able to do otherwise. I am inspired by the contributions of time and talent from the Breath of Hope team and supporters. Thank you for making a difference in the lives of so many individuals and their families affected by lung cancer!


Please join us on April 6, 2019 for our fifth annual Breath of Hope event! 


David P. Carbone, MD, PhD

Barbara J. Bonner Chair in Lung Cancer Research

Professor of Medicine, The Ohio State University

Director, The James Thoracic Oncology Center

Past President, International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC)


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