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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...

2011-06-09 16:02:00

Applauds New Additions to Growing National Network of Supporters WASHINGTON, June 9, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) praised 12 United States Senators for quickly responding to the national call to action on lung cancer. All have endorsed the bi-partisan bi-cameral Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act recently reintroduced in the 112th Congress. S. 752, and its House counterpart HR 1394, would establish the first ever multi-agency comprehensive program...

2011-05-17 17:08:00

Panelists Agree Strategy Must Include Low Dose CT Screening for Those Most at Risk for Lung Cancer WASHINGTON, May 17, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A united call for a comprehensive plan to address lung cancer by leading public health and medical experts was the result of a national forum entitled, "Out of the Shadows: Lung Cancer and Screening", co-hosted by Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) and Legacy® on May 9th, at the Kaiser Family Foundation in Washington, DC with...

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...


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barghest
  • A goblin in English folklore, often appearing in the shape of a large dog and believed to portend imminent death or misfortune.
  • A ghost, wraith, hobgoblin, elf, or spirit.
The origin of 'barghest' is not known, but it may be from perhaps burh-ghest, town-ghost, or German Berg-geist (mountain spirit) or Bär-geist (bear-spirit).
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