Bonnie J. Addario, Co-Founder and Board Chair of GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer (GO2 Foundation) is an advocate and educator empowering patients and giving them a voice since receiving a stage 3B lung cancer diagnosis more than a decade ago. Recognizing the need for education, empowerment, advocacy and research to help patients and families, Bonnie and her family founded the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) in 2006. In 2019, ALCF and Lung Cancer Alliance joined forces to become GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer. Bonnie acts as an adviser to patients, industry leaders, clinicians and policy makers and is a member of the Personalized Medicine Coalition board.
Despite the availability of genomic testing and new treatments including immunotherapy, cancer outcomes have not changed much over the years. However this may be poised to change. In this panel discussion with representatives from medicine, industry and patient advocacy, we will discuss new molecular testing technologies that are enabling the diagnosis and treatment of solid cancers across all disease stages, impacting patient outcomes and lowering healthcare costs. Dare we hope that cancer may be a chronic disease in the not so distant future?