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2011-05-13 14:28:00

REAFFIRM IMPORTANCE OF LUNG CANCER MORTALITY REDUCTION ACT WASHINGTON, May 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) praised national leaders for their continued and steadfast support for LCA's call to action for a more coordinated and comprehensive public health strategy to address the nation's most lethal cancer. The network, which formed last Congress in support of the Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act, renewed its call to action shortly after the...

2011-04-15 11:26:00

Calls on Entire Delegation to Support Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act BOSTON, April 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance-New England (LCA-NE) thanked Senator John Kerry (D-MA) for being an original sponsor of the Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act (S. 752), authorizing legislation that establishes a multi-agency, comprehensive research program addressing all aspects of lung cancer, and called on the entire delegation of Massachusetts to show their support...

2011-04-14 17:02:00

Brings total to date to $47.8 million. Funding approved in FY2011 budget compromise via the Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program. WASHINGTON, April 14, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) announced that its efforts to secure increased federal research funding for lung cancer achieved another victory as an additional $12.8 million was included in the Department of Defense (DOD) Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program (CDMRP) which...

2011-04-07 14:16:00

PRAISES SENATORS DIANNE FEINSTEIN (D-CA), JOHN KERRY (D-MA), JOHNNY ISAKSON (R-GA) AND HOUSE MEMBERS DONNA CHRISTENSEN (D-VI) AND FRANK LOBIONDO (R-NJ) FOR THEIR CONTINUED LEADERSHIP WASHINGTON, April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) praised congressional leadership for again stepping forth and reintroducing federal legislation to provide for a compassionate and comprehensive plan of action for lung cancer - the leading cause of cancer death. The...

2011-04-01 14:54:00

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) called again today for a comprehensive plan of action that will make reducing lung cancer mortality a public health priority. Citing the latest figures released by the National Cancer Institute yesterday, LCA President and CEO, Laurie Fenton Ambrose said lung cancer continues to be the leading cancer killer, with mortality rates far higher than any other cancer: nearly twice the rate of breast cancer and...

2011-03-10 15:33:00

WASHINGTON, March 10, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) President and CEO Laurie Fenton-Ambrose issued the following statement today on the death of Pamela Hicks of Granville, NY: On behalf of the Board of Directors, our staff and fellow advocates, Lung Cancer Alliance offers the deepest sympathy to Sarah and Jason on the death of their mother, Pamela. Pamela was one of our "pioneer advocates" and a co-founder of LCA's New York State chapter in 2006, one year...

2011-02-25 10:23:00

3rd Annual 5K Walk to raise awareness and show support for the lung cancer community; Emceed by NBC's Whitney Southwick SAN DIEGO, Feb. 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 3rd Annual Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) San Diego Breath of Hope Lung Cancer Walk is a 5K walk that brings together lung cancer survivors, patients, families and friends, among many others, to help raise awareness, hope and a call to action for all those touched by this disease. This year's event takes place on...

2011-02-17 11:49:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) hailed four key veterans organizations that called yesterday for pilot CT screening programs for veterans at high risk for lung cancer and included the recommendation in the Independent Budget - an annual document listing their top priorities for federal funding. LCA's Chairman of the Board Admiral T. Joseph Lopez USN (Ret) called this "a responsible and timely action." The Independent Budget for Fiscal Year...

2011-01-06 14:17:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) issued notice today that January 2011 is National Radon Action Month and advised especially those living in areas of high concentration to have their homes tested. Radon has been identified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the President's Cancer Panel and the World Health Organization as the second leading cause of lung cancer. Lung Cancer Alliance President & CEO, Laurie Fenton-Ambrose...

2010-12-22 16:11:00

WASHINGTON, Dec. 22, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) called 2010 "a watershed year" for lung cancer that included increased research funding, additional Congressional support, a new national coalition of key policy organizations, and the validation of CT screening - a convergence of forces that can reverse the historic underfunding and neglect of lung cancer. LCA President and CEO Laurie Fenton Ambrose said, "This is the most important year to date and...