ILC2: Transforming Patient Care Worldwide

The Initiatives in Lung Cancer Care (ILC2) program, a flagship project of the Lung Ambition Alliance, supports organisations annually for projects to transform lung cancer patient care and improve the patient experience. Selected projects, awarded in 2020 and 2021, received a total near $2M.

ILC2 projects span the globe, across 17 countries, and target aspects of local areas and country-specific health systems. They outline a variety of approaches – including digital and mobile platform innovation, emotional support groups and hotlines, care for targeted subpopulations, and efforts to improve screening and diagnosis – to address different points along the patient journey.

Awarded Projects

Patient Centered Quality Care for Lung Cancer: Research Based Design, Pilot Run and Promotion

Hope Foundation for Cancer Care, Taiwan

Native American Community Lung Cancer Screening Road Map

Swedish Medical Center Foundation, United States

Model for Improved Patient Participation in Shared Decision-making through Enhanced Understanding of Biomarker Testing Report Results

LUNGevity Foundation, United States

Bridging the Gaps in Lung Cancer Care

Lung Health Foundation Canada, Canada

Learning with the Patient

LungCan, United States

L-Can Connect: Lung Cancer Advocacy Network

Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, United Kingdom

Collective Hope and Quality Life for Lung Cancer Patients

Kenya Hospices and Palliative Care Association, Kenya

Australian Lung Cancer Nurse Telehealth Service

Lung Foundation Australia, Australia

Airways of Hope

Lung Cancer Canada, Canada

New Lung Cancer Support Group Chapters

Dusty Joy Foundation, United States

Support and Advocacy for Lung Cancer Patients in Rwanda

Rwanda Palliative Care and Hospice Organization, Rwanda

Lung Cancer in Costa Rica: Current Situation and Challenges for a Person-Centered Approach

Asociación Tour Rosa de Costa Rica, Costa Rica

Learning with the Patient

Fundacion Pacientes de Cancer de Pulmon, Argentina

Improving Health Equity in the African American Community through Lung Cancer Screening and Tobacco Cessation

American Lung Association, United States

Early Comprehensive Cancer Care for Patients with Lung Cancer

Amelie, z.s., Czech Republic

Survivor Planner for Lung Cancer Patients in Thailand

Art of Life Social Enterprise Company Limited, Thailand

Lung Cancer Targeted Therapies and Checkpoint Inhibitor Use in Peru


Supporting Lung Cancer Patients in Greece – The bREATh Initiative

FairLife Lung Cancer Care, Greece

Innovative Caring Model for Lung Cancer Case Managers and Patients

Formosa Cancer Foundation,Taiwan

Building the Screening Opportunity

Fundacion ACIAPO, Argentina

Improving Education, Information and Support for Lung Cancer in Chile

Fundación Oncoloop, Chile

Increasing Diversity in the Lung Cancer Registry to Advance Inclusive Research

GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer, United States

Patient Connection App

Instituto Lado a Lado pela Vida, Brazil

Healthy Emotions & Lungs Project (HELP)

Lung Foundation Australia, Australia

Stop Asking The Wrong Question

Lung Health Foundation, Canada

Hopetimize-Improving Quality of Life while Living with Lung Cancer

Life’s Door – Coping with Illness and Loss LTD, Israel

List of awardees as of 09 April 2021. This list may be adjusted as part of regular program due diligence performed by Charities Aid Foundation (CAF) to ensure financial and legal compliance of selected organizations.