Geoffrey Ogram Memorial Research Fund


 

Being a never smoker, Geoffrey Ogram was shocked to receive a diagnosis of lung cancer in 2010. Despite two years of non-progression, successful surgery and targeted therapy, Geoffrey passed away on Friday April 15th, 2016.     

He was a tireless activist for lung cancer awareness and research.  He participated in many campaigns to educate the public and institutions and served as a Member of the Board and the Co-Chair of the Advocacy Committee at Lung Cancer Canada for many years.  Having earned a PhD in Physics, he was convinced that research into early detection and advanced treatments (including personalized medicine) was on the brink of dramatically improving outcomes for cancer patients.

We are happy to report that we are currently accepting applications for the first annual Geoffrey Ogram Memorial Research Grant!  The goal of the GOMRF program is to provide a mechanism for scientists to study innovations and accelerate the application of new knowledge relating to the early detection of lung cancer and the etiology of lung cancer in different demographics and populations.  If you are interested in applying for research funding, click here.  

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