2023 Happy Lungs Project RET Research Update
Scientific research update: Drs. John Heymach, Alexandre Drilon, and Alexandre Reuben shared the latest progress on their projects aimed at investigating new therapies for RET-inhibitor resistant disease and developing new immunotherapies for RET cancer.
RET positive lung cancer is caused by a rare mutation of the RET gene that causes cancer cells to grow out of control.
This “driver mutation” occurs in about 2% of non-small cell lung cancer patients and is more common among young never-smokers, often the mothers of school-age children.
In many cases, it isn’t diagnosed until after the cancer has spread to other organs throughout the body. The Happy Lungs Project is dedicated to curing this disease.
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We hope you enjoyed using your Happy Lungs Shopping Card at retailers and restaurants around Austin. In total, more than 1,000 cards were sold! Together, we raised more than $50,000 for lung cancer research.
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