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Welcome to The Happy Lungs Project Blog. We seek to support researchers and clinicians in their work toward a cure for Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer caused by the RET mutation. We also aim to provide community resources and events to support finding a cure for RET Positive Lung Cancer. On this blog, you will find information about our research, RET clinical trials, patient stories and upcoming events. Thanks for stopping by.

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Looking Ahead: The Future of Diagnostic Testing for Patients

By: Anthony Sireci, M.D., senior vice president, clinical biomarkers and diagnostics development, Loxo@Lilly Over the…
January 7, 2024
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2023 RET Cancer Research Update

2023 Happy Lungs Project RET research update On Friday December 8th, the Happy Lungs Project…
December 18, 2023
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Exciting Preclinical Results About Vepafestinib

New published study with exciting preclinical results about the second generation RET inhibitor vepafestinib (TAS0953/HM06).  Vepafestinib showed selectivity…
October 10, 2023
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New clinical trial testing amivantamab

New clinical trial testing amivantamab for patients who progressed on RET therapies:  A Phase 1…
October 8, 2023
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Finding the Right Time to Ask About Biomarker Testing

By: Anthony Sireci, M.D., senior vice president, clinical biomarkers and diagnostics development, Loxo@Lilly Increasingly, cancer…
July 27, 2023
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Two research studies funded by HLP were presented at 2023 ASCO annual meeting

Last week was the 2023 American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conference in Chicago. The…
June 19, 2023

Ellipses Pharma presents ‘encouraging’ data on selective RET inhibitor EP0031, ASCO 2023 annual conference

Data of the Phase 1 Study of KL590586 (EP0031/A400), presented at ASCO, reported preliminary efficacy…
June 19, 2023

DAVA’s 2nd Hawaii Global Summit on Thoracic Malignancies: June 27 – July 1

The DAVA’s 2nd Hawaii Global Summit on Thoracic Malignancies is a five-day meeting comprising seven…
June 19, 2023
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Understanding the Role of a Care Team in Treatment Planning

By: Anthony Sireci, M.D., senior vice president, clinical biomarkers and diagnostics development, Loxo@Lilly When someone…
April 18, 2023
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Virtual Event: 2022 RET Cancer Research Update (Watch Video)

The Happy Lungs Project hosted a 2022 Research Update, featuring presentations about advances for RET-positive…
December 13, 2022
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Participants Needed: Epidemiology of Young Lung Cancer Study

Epidemiology of Young Lung Cancer is a clinical study for patients who were diagnosed with…
November 29, 2022
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Free Webinar: Testing and Targeting Tumors with RET Alterations

Watch this Free Webinar Series Testing and Targeting Tumors with RET Alterations The program is…
November 22, 2022