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2013-06-20 12:31:32

Over 100 Communities Host Vigils to Raise Awareness about Lung Cancer WASHINGTON, June 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance announced the 5(th) Annual Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil will take place across the United States and several other countries during November, Lung Cancer Awareness Month. As the largest internationally coordinated awareness event for lung cancer, the vigil provides a voice and community for the millions impacted every year...

2013-06-12 20:22:30

Approved in FY2014 Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program For 6th Consecutive Year WASHINGTON, June 12, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance proudly announced that an additional $10.5 million for lung cancer research has been included in the House Appropriations FY2014 Department of Defense (DOD) funding bill. This is the same House Appropriations Committee that in FY2009, at the request of Lung Cancer Alliance, established the...

2013-06-10 12:25:21

Still Awaiting Correction After 4 Months of Repeated Requests to Revise its February Report on CT Screening of Those at Risk for Lung Cancer. WASHINGTON, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, after four months of repeated requests to have Consumer Reports correct their inaccurate article on lung cancer screening, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) issued public criticism and released its original February 2013 letter to Consumer Reports' President & CEO James A. Guest. The LCA...

2013-05-23 12:23:58

WASHINGTON, May 23, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance announced today that it was awarded a Bronze Effie Award in the Disease Awareness and Education category, and a Silver OBIE Award for their "No One Deserves to Die" campaign. This first of its kind stigma busting campaign was designed to start a national conversation around ending the bias associated with lung cancer. The Effie award was announced last night during the 45th annual North American Effie Awards Gala in New...

2013-05-07 20:23:49

Commends growing number of medical centers adopting responsible screening practices laid out in the National Framework WASHINGTON, May 7, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) congratulated the American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) for reaffirming its support for lung cancer screening for those at risk. This is in response to ACCP's publishing of a special supplement to its May issue of CHEST, ACCP's peer-reviewed journal, which cites evidence that...

2013-04-22 20:22:18

On Heels Of Today's Supreme Court Ruling On Graphic Cigarette Warnings WASHINGTON, April 22, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) authority to develop new graphic cigarette warnings that comply with the landmark 2009 law granting the FDA authority over tobacco products, including the requirement for large, graphic cigarette warning labels. The new warnings will help further inform Americans about the deadly...

2013-03-21 20:23:00

$10.5 million funding for Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program Included Despite Threats of Sequestration WASHINGTON, March 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) commends the US Congress on the passage of a Continuing Resolution for the remainder of FY2013 that includes $10.5 million in funding for the Department of Defense (DOD) Lung Cancer Research Program. This would bring the total funding so far for this program, which was established...

2013-03-18 12:28:08

Former Cabinet Secretary for Veterans Affairs Highlights Continued Efforts to Support at Risk Military Men and Women WASHINGTON, March 18, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) announced today that Anthony J. Principi, former Secretary of the United States Department of Veterans Affairs, has joined its Honorary Board of Directors. "It is an understatement to say that it is a true privilege to welcome Secretary Principi to our Honorary Board," said Laurie Fenton...

2013-02-21 12:26:10

Same Stigmatization Blocks Access to Low Dose CT Screening for Lung Cancer WASHINGTON, Feb. 21, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance and Legacy join other public health advocates in opposing a provision in the Affordable Care Act that permits health insurance companies to charge premiums to smokers that are 50% higher than non-smokers. "What is most upsetting about the increased premiums from a public health perspective is that we know that most smokers today want to...

2013-01-11 12:21:58

AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY JOINS SCREENING SUPPORTERS WASHINGTON, Jan. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, in response to the announcement by the American Cancer Society, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) President & CEO Laurie Fenton Ambrose said: "We are pleased that the American Cancer Society has joined Lung Cancer Alliance, other leading professional organizations and medical centers around the country in endorsing CT screening for those at high risk for lung cancer." "No one...