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2012-04-09 10:23:20

First of its kind actuarial analysis from health insurance payor perspective provides real world analysis of actual costs and lives saved annually WASHINGTON, April 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Legacy® and Lung Cancer Alliance hailed the results released today of an actuarial cost-benefit analysis conducted by Milliman Inc., an internationally recognized actuarial consulting firm, which show that screening 50-64 year olds at high risk for lung cancer with low-dose computed...

2012-03-30 10:21:32

WASHINGTON, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) proudly announces the expansion of its advocacy platform with the establishment of the Lung Cancer Alliance National Advocate Advisory Council (LCA-NAAC). The LCA-NAAC is an assembly of "lead leaders," advocates recognized for their long term commitment to LCA and the lung cancer movement, for their outstanding work within the lung cancer community and for their unwavering support of LCA's goal of...

2012-03-16 14:20:22

Calls For Inclusion of Low Dose CT Screening For Those At High Risk For Lung Cancer WASHINGTON, March 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) said that the new anti-tobacco campaign just launched by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is an important revitalization of the efforts to prevent young people from smoking and encourage all who do smoke to quit. LCA President and CEO, Laurie Fenton Ambrose said, "this is among our top...

2012-02-16 10:06:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Four of the leading organizations representing veterans - AMVETS, Disabled American Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans of America and Veterans of Foreign Wars - testified before Congress yesterday on their annual budget request which for the fifth year in a row includes CT screening for veterans at high risk for lung cancer. Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA)'s Chairman of the Board, retired U.S. Navy Admiral T. Joseph Lopez, praised the VSO's for...

2012-02-09 15:30:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 9, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) moved lung cancer screening to a national platform by announcing a Framework for Lung Cancer Screening Excellence which includes a bill of rights for the at-risk public and guiding principles for lung cancer screening sites. "The science is indisputable: screening those at high risk for lung cancer with low dose CT scans can save tens of thousands of lives each year," said LCA President and CEO...

2012-01-22 19:04:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LAC) offers condolences to the family of legendary Penn State University coach Joseph Paterno who died of lung cancer this morning. His death came just a few weeks after being diagnosed with a late stage, untreatable form of the disease. Lung Cancer Alliance President Laurie Fenton-Ambrose said: "So many patients have faced this, so many families have been hurt by this disease which is the leading cause of...

2012-01-13 16:19:00

Appoints Kimberly Woods-Smith to serve as Director of Medical and Science Outreach WASHINGTON, Jan. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) announced the expansion of its senior management team with the appointment of Kimberly Woods-Smith, RN, BSN as its new Director of Science and Medical Outreach. In this capacity, Kim Woods-Smith will have strategic and operational responsibility for interfacing with the Scientific and Medical community,...

2012-01-05 17:13:00

Lung Cancer Alliance Calls For More Aggressive Integration of Imaging Advances and Biomedical Research WASHINGTON, Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the War on Cancer enters its fifth decade and the number of people being diagnosed with cancer continues to rise, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) called for more aggressive integration of advanced imaging technology and biomedical research to improve prevention, earlier detection and treatment of cancer. "We have developed...

2011-12-22 11:27:00

Lung Cancer Alliance Calls 2011 "The Turning Point" Cites Major Breakthroughs in Screening, Drug Treatment and Research WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) President Laurie Fenton-Ambrose predicted that because of major breakthroughs this year in screening, treatment and research, 2011 will be defined as the turning point year for lung cancer. "To paraphrase Churchill, this is not the end but it is certainly the beginning of the end," she...

2011-12-19 14:56:00

Lung Cancer Alliance Welcomes Senator Scott Brown's Cosponsorship of the Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act Joins Senator John Kerry and 26 other Senators in Call for a More Coordinated Plan of Action to Address All Aspects of the Disease WASHINGTON, Dec. 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) praised Senator Scott Brown (R-MA) for his support for the first comprehensive lung cancer legislation now pending action in the Senate and the House of...