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2014-07-10 08:26:11

Tenacious Lung Cancer Survivor Fights for Her Life and the Lives of Others WASHINGTON, July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LUNGevity Foundation announces Bonnie J. Addario, a tenacious lung cancer survivor and advocate, as the July LUNGevity Hero for her work in raising awareness of the disease and funds for lifesaving lung cancer research, especially for early detection methods. In late 2003, Bonnie saw her primary care physician and a neurosurgeon about sharp pain on the left side of...

2014-06-13 20:21:28

Father, Advocate, and Seven-Time Lung Cancer Survivor Inspires Awareness WASHINGTON, June 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LUNGevity Foundation announces Richard Heimler, seven-time lung cancer survivor and father of two, as the June LUNGevity Hero for his advocacy and awareness-raising. Since his diagnosis in spring 2004, Richard has jumped into action - fighting the disease for a remarkable ten years while also advocating for more funds for important, lifesaving lung cancer research....

2014-05-06 16:33:11

Hope Summit and New Scientific Grant Applications Kick Off Lung Cancer Hope Month WASHINGTON, May 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LUNGevity Foundation, the nation's leading lung cancer nonprofit, commemorates May, Lung Cancer Hope Month, as a time to celebrate the hope and promise of science in the ongoing quest for a world where no one dies from lung cancer. LUNGevity Foundation President and CEO Andrea Stern Ferris noted the remarkable progress in lung cancer treatments, growth of lung...

2014-05-02 16:24:22

Medicare Committee Decision Leaves Medicare-Reliant At Risk WASHINGTON, May 2, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LUNGevity Foundation President Andrea Ferris today commented on the Medicare panel decision against funding for CT scans. Ms. Ferris said, "LUNGevity Foundation is disappointed in the Medicare Evidence & Coverage Advisory Committee (MEDCAC) decision against covering annual CT scans to detect lung cancer in a high risk population. The results of the National Lung Cancer Screening...

2014-05-01 20:24:06

Ceritinib (brand name Zykadia(TM)) will be used for the treatment of patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive (ALK+) metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have progressed on or are intolerant to crizotinib (brand name Xalkori(TM)) WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LUNGevity Foundation applauds the FDA approval of Zykadia(TM) for the subset of anaplastic lymphoma kinase-positive (ALK+) patients with advanced cases of non-small cell lung cancer who have...

2014-05-01 16:30:43

Lemonade Stand Funds Fight against Lung Cancer WASHINGTON, May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LUNGevity Foundation announces the Bauer family of Shaker Heights, Ohio - Harriet and her children, seventh grader Greta and fourth grader Owen - as the May LUNGevity Hero for their contributions to the fight against lung cancer. Since 2009, the family has run an after-school lemonade stand every Friday, providing tasty treats to the local community while raising funds for lung cancer research....

2014-04-08 08:29:10

Celebrating Monica's Contributions in Memoriam WASHINGTON, April 8, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LUNGevity Foundation announces Monica Barlow, formerly director of public relations for the Baltimore Orioles, as the April LUNGevity Hero for her contributions to the fight against lung cancer. An advocate for lung cancer research through her work with LUNGevity for more than four years, Monica was a vital voice for the lung cancer community. Her death in February saddened the lung cancer...

2014-03-14 12:28:49

WASHINGTON, March 14, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LUNGevity Foundation is inviting lung cancer patients/survivors from across the nation to register for the fourth annual national LUNGevity HOPE Summit to be held on May 2- 4, 2014, at the Key Bridge Marriott in Arlington, VA. The two-day meeting, kicking off Lung Cancer Hope Month, is designed for people living with lung cancer of all ages and stages of the disease, currently in or out of treatment. LUNGevity HOPE Summits provide an...

2014-03-04 12:26:37

Doug Kammerer Chosen as First LUNGevity Hero WASHINGTON, March 4, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The LUNGevity Foundation announces the LUNGevity Heroes program, a monthly honor recognizing individuals or organizations whose advocacy or research is making a difference in the fight against lung cancer. The top cancer killer in the United States, lung cancer, can affect anyone, regardless of smoking history, gender, or ethnicity, but remains underfunded and overlooked. LUNGevity Heroes...

2014-03-03 16:25:26

$250,000 to support immuno-oncology learning resources WASHINGTON, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LUNGevity Foundation is honored to announce a grant of $250,000 from Bristol-Myers Squibb for the development of educational materials on immuno-oncology. Progress in understanding lung cancer and treatment approaches has accelerated dramatically in the past several years after many slow decades. While no immunotherapeutic drugs are currently approved for lung cancer, this new area of...


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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