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2010-09-23 09:48:00

Commends LCA Board Member Deborah Morosini, MD, on Appointment to NCCN Foundation Board and Continued Lung Cancer Activism WASHINGTON, Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA), the only national organization devoted solely to patient support, community outreach and advocacy for all those living with or at risk for lung cancer, congratulated the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) on its release of "The NCCN Guidelines for Patients: Lung Cancer,"...

2010-09-17 07:13:00

WASHINGTON, Sept. 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance received the Leadership in Advocacy Award at today's forum of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Braintrust in Washington D.C. The Congressional Black Caucus was founded in 1969 by members of Congress to promote the public welfare through legislation designed to meet the needs of millions of neglected citizens. In accepting the honor, LCA President and CEO Laurie Fenton-Ambrose said: "I am humbled to accept this...

2010-08-11 16:28:00

Calls on Advocates to Host Candlelight Vigils to Raise Awareness on November 4(th) WASHINGTON, Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) announced the launch of the National Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil to honor loved ones, raise awareness and provide hope, compassion and support for all those touched by lung cancer. Building on the success of vigils held across the country over the past three years, LCA anticipates at least 100 vigils occurring...

2010-08-03 13:14:00

CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Ken Wheatley, devoted husband to Sheila, a never smoker who passed away from lung cancer, announced open registration for the Sheila Ann Wheatley Tennis Classic benefiting the Lung Cancer Alliance. This social round-robin memorial charity tennis tournament will be held at the La Costa Resort and Spa on Saturday, September 18, 2010. In a promise to Sheila to continue the fight to increase awareness and research funding for lung...

2010-07-29 15:21:00

-Premier Lung Cancer Event Expected to Draw More Than 1500 People- ATLANTA, July 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance-Georgia (LCA-GA) announced the return of the No More Excuses No More Lung Cancer 5K Run/Walk. Taking place on Saturday, November 6, 2010, the run/walk will raise awareness for lung cancer to help reduce the stigma of the disease, expand the grassroots movement for the disease and inspire others to join the cause to increase compassion and support to all...

2010-07-23 08:00:00

Health Marketers to Receive Education and Help Correct Misperceptions Highlighted by Study During Unique Event WASHINGTON, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A national survey announced today by Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA), sheds more light on why support for people affected by lung cancer remains low. The poll indicates Americans are more likely to view lung cancer as "hopeless" and "untreatable" when compared with a diagnosis of breast or colon cancer. In addition, 26% of Americans...

2010-07-22 11:20:00

Thanks Senators Olympia Snowe and Susan Collins, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, and Congressman Michael Michaud WASHINGTON, July 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) hailed the Maine Congressional Delegation for being the first State in the Union to unanimously back the Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act (LCMRA), a bi-partisan, bi-cameral legislation establishing the first ever multi-agency, comprehensive research program targeting all aspects of lung cancer....

2010-07-19 08:14:00

Team Lung Love to Run Philadelphia Marathon during Lung Cancer Awareness Month WASHINGTON, July 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) opened registration for the next Team Lung Love event. Members of Team Lung Love can participate in the Philadelphia Marathon, Half-Marathon and 8K this November. Team Lung Love is LCA's endurance sports training program is focused exclusively on raising awareness and support for lung cancer. LCA has been selected as one of the...

2010-07-14 07:00:00

Congressman Ed Whitfield (R-1st) Joins as Co-Sponsor of the Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act LOUISVILLE, Ky., July 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance-Kentucky/So.IN (LCA-KY/So.IN) thanked Congressman Ed Whitfield (R-KY) for his continued commitment to bringing greater compassion and support to all those affected by lung cancer by his recent endorsement of H.R. 2112, The Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act (LCMRA). H.R. 2112 is first-ever legislation to...

2010-07-13 16:19:00

WASHINGTON, July 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) highlighted a study, carried out by Ipsos MORI on behalf of The Global Lung Cancer Coalition (GLCC). The study finds lung cancer patients are likely to suffer significant stigma due to the disease's link to smoking. Over 16,000 people in 16 countries were asked questions about their attitudes surrounding lung cancer. The study found some evidence that sympathy levels were influenced by the smoking rates of...