Lung Cancer Canada was founded in 2002 by Dr. Yee Ung, radiation oncologist at Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Care Centre, Magdalene Winterhoff, oncology social worker at Toronto Sunnybrook Regional Cancer Care Centre and Ralph Gouda, who lost his wife to lung cancer. Originally known as the Alliance for Lung Cancer Awareness, Support and Education, the name changed to Lung Cancer Canada in 2004.


Our mission is to increase awareness about lung cancer, support patients living with lung cancer and the individuals who care for them and provide educational resources to lung cancer patients, their family members and health care professionals.