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2010-10-07 14:03:00

Visit by Lung Cancer Alliance Advocates Spurs Action WASHINGTON, Oct. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance Kentucky/So. Indiana (LCA-KY/So.IN) Chapter hailed the support of Congressman Ben Chandler (D-KY, 6th) who has joined in support of first ever legislation to fund a multi-agency, comprehensive program targeted at lung cancer. Entitled Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act, H.R. 2112 authorizes a five year program to reduce the mortality rate of lung cancer which...

2010-10-04 12:13:00

Candlelight Vigils to Be Held in 28 States on November 4th WASHINGTON, Oct. 4 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) thanked volunteers from across the country as they continue planning and putting together National Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigils in their communities. Over 53 volunteers will host a vigil in their community to honor their loved ones, raise awareness and provide hope, compassion and support for all those touched by lung cancer. "The response...

2010-10-01 10:21:00

$16 million approved in FY2011 Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program WASHINGTON, Oct. 1 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) announced that the first and most critical legislative hurdle in securing additional Department of Defense (DOD) funding for lung cancer research has been successfully crossed. LCA learned that an additional $16 million in lung cancer research funding had been included in the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense FY...

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....


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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