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2014-08-18 16:28:13

WASHINGTON, Aug. 18, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) President & CEO, Laurie Fenton Ambrose praised the National Cancer Institute's (NCI) new trial, launched today, that will focus on the prevention of recurrence in two specific types of lung cancers when they are caught at early stage and surgically removed. "This trial demonstrates the power of CT screening to open new research windows on critical problems, such as recurrence, that have eluded...

2014-07-01 16:30:23

Report Stems From National Grassroots Advocacy To Require New Strategic Plans Of Action To Address Deadliest Cancers WASHINGTON, July 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the National Cancer Institute (NCI), led by Harold Varmus, MD, presented to Congress a scientific framework that lays out important steps needed to make advances in small cell lung cancer, one of the most lethal forms of the disease. The report, entitled "Scientific Framework for Small Cell Lung Cancer (SCLC)" was...

2014-05-13 16:28:15

Lung Cancer Became the Leading Cause of Cancer Death Among Women in the 1980's WASHINGTON, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance praised American Lung Association on its launch of LUNG FORCE, an initiative aimed at raising awareness among women about lung cancer. "We welcome the American Lung Association's help in bringing attention to the fact that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among women - an appropriate and important message during...

2014-01-09 16:24:05

Lung Cancer Alliance Along with Screening Centers Urge Focus on Lung Cancer Screening to Achieve Goal WASHINGTON, Jan. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) joins other leaders in the public health community in commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the first Surgeon General's report on smoking and health. In addition to calling for a renewed focus to end tobacco related deaths, LCA is also advocating for responsible and equitable deployment of United...

2013-12-30 20:20:38

Full Coverage and Reimbursement for CT Screening Next Priority WASHINGTON, Dec. 30, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, in what has been the culmination of more than two decades of research and advocacy, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) issued its final recommendation approving CT screening for those at high risk for lung cancer. The recommendation sets the stage for both public and private insurance coverage and is expected to bring about a dramatic...


Word of the Day
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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