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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...

2010-11-24 09:22:00

In Wake of Positive Development Regarding Lung Cancer Screening WASHINGTON, Nov. 24, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) President & CEO Laurie Fenton-Ambrose said the recent breakthrough on CT screening for lung cancer is an extraordinary development in the battle against lung cancer and reiterated her call for an open and balanced public discussion on guidance for those at high risk who may be considering a scan. "Screening for lung cancer is not a...

2010-11-10 09:29:00

Pledges Continued Support to Reduce Lung Cancer Mortality Among Veterans WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) salutes the nation's 21.9 million Veterans who have so nobly served our country and pledges to continue to make the high incidence of lung cancer among Veterans one of its highest priority issues. Admiral T. Joseph Lopez, USN (Ret.), a member of the LCA board and only the second admiral in the Navy to rise to a four star rank from direct...

2010-11-04 10:56:00

Recently Released Lung Screening Trial Data Confirms Mortality Benefit WASHINGTON, Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) hailed today's announcement by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) on the National Lung Cancer Screening Trial (NLST) as a seminal moment for the lung cancer community. "Now we have validation from the NCI that screening people at high risk for lung cancer with CT scans can significantly reduce mortality in lung cancer, which is causing...

2010-11-03 15:23:00

Senator-elect Marco Rubio Praises Efforts WASHINGTON, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a gracious letter to Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) yesterday, Senator-Elect Marco Rubio said he would not be able to attend the Shine a Light vigil scheduled for Thursday in Orlando, but praised the effort to comfort those impacted by the disease, including his own father who died of lung cancer two months ago. LCA President and CEO Laurie Fenton-Ambrose said Senator-Elect Rubio's letter will be...

2010-11-01 14:13:00

KICKS OFF NOVEMBER--LUNG CANCER AWARENESS MONTH WASHINGTON, Nov. 1, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) released its Annual National Report Card on Lung Cancer, an overall assessment of the nation's response to the continuing high mortality of lung cancer, the leading cancer killer. "We are heartened to note progress in some areas," said Laurie Fenton-Ambrose, President and CEO of LCA, which issues the Annual Report Card, "but overall we are still not...

2010-10-29 09:53:00

Brings Strength to National Call to Action for Lung Cancer WASHINGTON, Oct. 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) proudly announced that The Honorable Michael G. Oxley has agreed to join its Board of Directors. Oxley, a former Member of Congress, joins LCA, the only national organization dedicated solely to all those either living with or at risk for lung cancer, as it prepares to begin its sixth year of patient support and advocacy headquartered in Washington,...

2010-10-15 10:46:00

Joins Growing Ranks of National Organization and Institutions Calling for Comprehensive Plan of Action for Lung Cancer WASHINGTON, Oct. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA), the only national organization providing patient support and advocacy for all those either living with or at risk for lung cancer, proudly announced the addition of the National Urban League to the growing roster of national organizations and institutions calling for a more comprehensive...


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