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2012-09-17 10:23:40

Over 110 Members of Congress Are Now Co-Sponsors WASHINGTON, Sept. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, as Congress prepares for its District Work Period during campaign season, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) announced that over 110 members of Congress have now signed on as co-sponsors of the Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act (S.752/H.R.1394) which is the first of its kind legislation calling for a coordinated and comprehensive federal plan to address all aspects of lung cancer....

2012-09-14 10:23:31

WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) praised the decision this week to add lung cancer and other cancers to the list of diseases covered by the James Zadroga 9/11 Health and Compensation Act Fund. The Zadroga fund was established by Congress in 2010 to provide health benefits for the survivors and responders to the 9/11 disaster. Initially cancers were excluded from the diseases covered by the $4.3 billion fund but subsequent review of...

2012-08-08 10:25:50

WASHINGTON, Aug. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) announced that the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) has agreed to move forward on CT screening for veterans at high risk for lung cancer. This was communicated to Laurie Fenton Ambrose, LCA President & CEO in written correspondence by VA Under Secretary for Health Dr. Robert A. Petzel. "I am so pleased that high level engagement with senior VA officials has borne fruit," said Fenton Ambrose, "as...

2012-08-03 06:22:29

Over 100 Members of Congress Are Now Co-Sponsors WASHINGTON, Aug. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, as Congress prepares for its summer District Work Period, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) announced that over 100 members of Congress have now signed on as co-sponsors of the Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act (S.752/H.R.1394) which is the first of its kind legislation calling for a coordinated and comprehensive federal plan to address all aspects of lung cancer. LATEST CONGRESSIONAL...

2012-07-12 10:24:10

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) announced the 4th National Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil will take place across the country and internationally on November 13th as part of Lung Cancer Awareness Month. The Vigil is the largest nationally and now, internationally coordinated awareness event for lung cancer. On November 13th and throughout the month of November, volunteers and participants will join together to honor one another. Each...

2012-06-04 10:23:04

Revenue from Proposition to Fund Lung Cancer Research WASHINGTON, June 4, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance-California endorsed California's Proposition 29, a ballot initiative to increase the tax tobacco by $1 to fund cancer research and tobacco prevention programs. "Proposition 29 is very much in line with our mission to increase public health funding for lung cancer research," said Ken Wheatley, Co-Director of the Lung Cancer Alliance California chapter....

2012-05-18 10:27:23

Over a Dozen New Members of Congress Added to the Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act WASHINGTON, May 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Congress prepares for its Memorial Day District Work Period, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) announced that more than a dozen Congressional leaders have signed on as new co-sponsors of the Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act. This comes on the heels of Lung Cancer Alliance's fifth annual advocacy conference, recently held in Washington, DC. Over...

2012-05-16 06:27:28

Additional $10.5 million approved in FY2013 Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program for 5th Consecutive Year WASHINGTON, May 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance announced that the first and significant legislative hurdle in securing new Department of Defense (DOD) funding for lung cancer research has been cleared. An additional $10.5 million was included in the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Defense FY2013 funding report. This is the...

2012-05-09 10:26:08

WASHINGTON, May 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance, Legacy and Prevention Cancer Foundation protested "unconscionable delay" in the federal government's review of CT screening for those at high risk for the early detection of lung cancer and sent a letter urging Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) Kathleen Sebelius to intervene. The letter, sent by the three national organizations to Secretary Sebelius last week, objected to the "the lethargic pace" of...

2012-04-19 14:21:11

OFFERING LIFE SAVING SCANS WITHIN A RESPONSIBLE CONTINUUM OF CARE WASHINGTON, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) applauded over 75 medical centers nationwide that have announced they will begin lung screening for those at risk as part of their continuum of multi-disciplinary care for lung cancer. This effort comes on the heels of scientific validation of the mortality benefit of low-dose computed tomography (CT) to detect early lung cancer as...