Cancer is a growing epidemic, affecting more than 1,500 Americans a day. It is also the second leading cause of death in the U.S., exceeded only by heart disease. Lung cancer, specifically, causes a quarter million deaths per year, so the drug company Merck & Co. decided to act.

Scandal star Bellamy Young, whose father died from lung cancer in 1985, recently partnered with Merck to utilize the recent developments, specifically in the area of biomarkers, and spread the word about awareness, prevention, and management. These advancements allow the medical community to pinpoint your exact type of cancer and develop a specific treatment plan for you.

Find out more about the innovative research, including forms you can print to help at the doctor visit, please visit: