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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Press Release: Partnering on Innovative Lung Cancer Research

May 31, 2022
The Happy Lungs Project is pleased to share research that we are funding in collaboration…

Donors Pledge $2 Million Dollars to Happy Lungs Project in Matching Grant to Fight Lung Cancer

May 30, 2022
The Happy Lungs Project, Inc., a 501c3 non-profit, was awarded a $2 million matching grant…

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April 28, 2022
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