Former NFL linebacker visits UNC Lineberger

Former NFL linebacker Chris Draft visited UNC Lineberger to talk with lung cancer specialists and patients and learn what UNC is doing in lung cancer research and treatment.

He met with Multidisciplinary Thoracic Oncology Program specialists from surgical, medical and radiation oncology as well as the nurse navigator, program assistant and a patient counselor. Lung cancer patients also participated in the discussion.

Team Draft was created by Chris and his late wife, Keasha, during her year-long struggle with lung cancer in hopes that her valiant fight to live, love, laugh, and smile will give hope and comfort to people around the world. Team Draft, part of the Chris Draft Family Foundation, is working to save lives by changing the face of lung cancer: to increase awareness of lung cancer and crucially needed research funding by shattering the misconception that lung cancer is a “smoker’s disease.”

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