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2011-07-08 16:17:00

Brings Attention to High Risk Military During floor debate on Defense Spending with Additional $10.2 million included in House FY12 Defense Appropriations Bill for Lung Cancer Research WASHINGTON, July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) praised Congresswoman Donna Christensen (D-VI) for her continued leadership on lung cancer issues and for bringing the issue to the floor during defense spending debates, for the upcoming fiscal year, in the House of...

2011-07-06 08:56:00

"NOW LET'S START SAVING LIVES" SAYS LCA WASHINGTON, July 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) praised the position paper on CT screening issued by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) today at its biennial conference in Amsterdam. Laurie Fenton-Ambrose, LCA President & CEO said the IASLC's consensus statement signals "a new beginning." "The question is no longer does CT screening work, but how do we bring this benefit to those...

2011-06-29 16:23:00

More Extensive Analysis of Landmark November 2010 NCI Announcement Released in New England Journal of Medicine WASHINGTON, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) congratulated the National Cancer Institute (NCI) on the publishing of additional and extensive data from its National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM). The NLST, one of the largest and most expensive clinical trials ever held, was designed to evaluate CT...

2011-06-28 16:20:00

Guidance on What You Need to Know about CT Screening for Lung Cancer and How Early Detection Can Save Your Life WASHINGTON, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA), the only national organization dedicated solely to support services and advocacy for all those living with or at risk for lung cancer, launched a new website, "ScreenforLung Cancer.org", which is intended to help guide decisions about lung cancer screening. With emerging information about...


Word of the Day
callithump
  • A somewhat riotous parade, accompanied with the blowing of tin horns, and other discordant noises; also, a burlesque serenade; a charivari.
'Callithump' is a back-formation of 'callithumpian,' a 'fanciful formation' according to the Oxford English Dictionary. However, the English Dialect Dictionary, says 'Gallithumpians' is a Dorset and Devon word from the 1790s that refers to 'a society of radical social reformers' or 'noisy disturbers of elections and meetings.'
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