Since 1999, Corinne McCoy has helped promote lung cancer research and early detection programs at the Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University. In addition to her own generous personal contributions, she and her sons Mark and Michael McCoy have served as volunteers and advocates on behalf of the Lurie Cancer Center, organizing the Thomas McCoy Memorial Golf Outing, in memory of their husband and father. Tom McCoy, while being treated at the Lurie Cancer Center, had expressed his gratitude and belief in their work, "You know, I think we need to help these guys out when the time comes. They're doing some good work here."
Such longstanding giving has advanced research in the lung cancer program at the Lurie Cancer Center. Most recently, funds from the McCoy Family Gift Fund have helped support the recruitment of Malcolm DeCamp Jr., MD as chief of the Division of Thoracic Surgery. Prior to joining Northwestern, Dr. DeCamp served as associate professor of surgery at Harvard Medical School and chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in Boston. In his role as division chief, Dr. DeCamp will collaborate with members of the Lurie Cancer Center to build a greater understanding of how best to diagnose and treat lung cancer using advanced MRI and surgical techniques.
Also an active member of the Lurie Cancer Center Advisory Board, Mrs. McCoy's dedication continues to help provide patients with comprehensive, individualized approaches to care and advance molecular and cellular level investigations that are applicable to lung cancer.