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Latest National Lung Cancer Partnership Stories

2013-03-19 12:25:38

Strategy Built on Four Goals of Research, Treatment, Tumor Testing and Clinical Trial Participation MADISON, Wis., March 19, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Only 16 percent of people diagnosed with lung cancer survive five years; but that will soon change through a transformative effort by the National Lung Cancer Partnership to double the survival rate by 2022. Lung cancer claims more than160,000 lives in the United States every year, more than any other cancer and more than breast,...

2011-11-16 08:00:00

RIDGEFIELD, Conn., Nov. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite guidelines calling for genetic mutation testing in certain patients with lung cancer, three new surveys fielded by Harris Interactive reveal a disconnect in the understanding of and communication about genetic mutation testing among healthcare professionals and cancer patients. Results of the surveys were announced today by Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc., which sponsored the surveys in partnership with the Association of...

2010-11-04 13:01:00

MADISON, Wis., Nov. 4, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The National Lung Cancer Partnership heralded the results of the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), released today by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), sponsor of the trial. The research, which compared low-dose spiral CT to standard chest X-ray in the early detection of lung cancer, found 20 percent fewer lung cancer deaths among those screened with CT compared to those screened with chest X-ray. "We welcome this...

2010-10-26 07:05:00

Number One Cancer Killer Not Top of Mind MADISON, Wisc., Oct. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Men and women worry about prostate and breast cancer, yet the number one cancer killer in the United States - lung cancer - isn't on their radar. According to a survey released today by the National Lung Cancer Partnership, Americans know little about lung cancer's causes, symptoms and the number of lives it takes compared to other cancers. The survey of 1,000 American men and women age 18 and...