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2013-01-03 12:24:42

Lung Cancer and Pancreatic Cancers Now Research Priorities WASHINGTON, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Just hours before the end of the 112th Congress, constitutional deadline for approval of a bill passed by that Congress, President Barack Obama today signed into law the first legislation requiring comprehensive plans of research action for high mortality cancers, with lung and pancreatic cancers given priority status for expedited attention. This landmark legislation, included...

2012-12-21 16:22:55

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Senate gave its final approval to legislation containing the Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act that gives priority status to lung and pancreatic cancers for the development of a master plan of action that the National Cancer Institute must send to Congress and make publicly available within 18 months. The President is expected to sign the bill, the Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013, which contains the cancer...

2012-11-29 20:22:06

Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act Creates New NCI Scientific Framework Focused on Lethal Cancers - Lung and Pancreatic to Launch Initiative WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) announced that its long sought goal of establishing a research priority within the National Cancer Institute (NCI) on lung cancer was another step closer to becoming law with the United States Senate's approval of the Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act of 2012....

2012-11-19 16:29:25

WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) urged Congress to hold cancer research harmless from the fiscal cliff that members of Congress face as they return following the election break. LCA President and CEO Laurie Fenton-Ambrose said that cancer research funding is not a luxury but a necessity. "The incidence rate of cancer is higher now than it was 40 years ago and it is the leading cause of death in adults under the age of 75," she said. "With the...

2012-11-13 08:35:50

Lung Cancer Alliance Thanks Volunteers for Hosting over 90 Vigils WASHINGTON, Nov. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) proudly announces the 4(th) Annual Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil. Started over seven years ago, the Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil has grown into the largest nationally and internationally coordinated awareness event for lung cancer with over 90 Vigils taking place in the U.S. and more throughout Australia, Brazil and Egypt....

2012-11-01 15:29:31

Vietnam Veterans of America and Leading Medical Centers Joining Pilot Effort to Raise Awareness and Help Veterans Assess the Risks and Benefits of CT Screening WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, to kick off Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) announced a new national pilot initiative for at risk Veterans that will offer life-saving information on lung cancer risk and CT screening. Joining LCA are the Vietnam Veterans of America (VVA), a...

2012-10-24 15:27:05

Repeats Call for Strategic Plan of Action and Adoption of the Framework for Safe, Equitable CT Screening for High Risk Public WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) said that the drop in the number of lung cancer deaths in 2011 is encouraging and predicted that wider use of CT screening of those at high risk will accelerate progress in reducing lung cancer mortality and improving treatments for all types of lung cancer. According to the...

2012-10-03 06:31:09

Joins Elite Group of America's Leading Charities WASHINGTON, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) proudly announced that for the third consecutive year, it has received the highest and coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, the nation's premier charity evaluator. Only 9% of America's charities have received this top designation three years in a row. In addition, LCA is among the "Top 10" most highly rated charities with favorable reviews by...

2012-09-26 06:24:34

LCA Undertakes Aggressive Nationwide Campaign to Educate State Health Leaders and Health Insurance Exchange Boards of the Lifesaving Benefit and Cost Effectiveness of Scientifically Validated Low Dose CT Screening WASHINGTON, Sept. 26, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) completed its nationwide outreach to every state and territory that has established a state health insurance exchange pursuant to the Affordable Care Act. Through this outreach, LCA is...

2012-09-19 18:20:54

Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act Creates New NCI Scientific Framework Focused on Lethal Cancers - Lung and Pancreatic to Launch Initiative WASHINGTON, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) hailed a major legislative victory in the House of Representatives with the passage of legislation to create a new federal research initiative within the National Cancer Institute (NCI) that would target the most lethal cancers and give lung cancer priority status....