Speaker's BiographyBonnie Addario
Founder & Chair, President, Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation
Bonnie Addario, an eight-year lung cancer survivor, is founder and chair of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (BJALCF), a San-Francisco-based nonprofit. Prior to founding BJALCF, she was the president of both the Commercial Fueling Network and Olympian Oil Co. In 2007, Addario led the launch of the Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute, a virtual institute with a shared specimen repository and database with real-time information. The purpose is to serve as an honest, third-party broker so researchers around the world can collaborate and accelerate discovery and raise the standard of care for all patients. She has served as a director of the Sequoia Hospital Foundation Board, vice chair of the University of California, San Francisco Thoracic Cabinet, and an advocate and member of the Southwest Oncology Group Lung Committee. Addario is an active member of the International Association of the Study of Lung Cancer and the American Association for Cancer Research. She is also member of the FasterCures initiative TRAIN/The Research Acceleration and Innovation Network.