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Latest Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation Stories

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...

2014-02-27 16:27:45

LCRF Grant Application Deadline June 16, 2014. NEW YORK, Feb. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lung Cancer Research Foundation announced that it is accepting submissions of grant requests for medical/scientific research projects covering all aspects of lung cancer research. Submissions from investigators at all levels are encouraged including post-doctoral students to world leaders in the field. The maximum grant amount is $50,000 and the deadline for submission is June 16....

2013-11-12 23:19:27

By Collecting and Sharing the Stories of Lung Cancer Patients, Caregivers and Survivors, the American Lung Association is Helping to Raise Awareness and Show Support for all Whose Lives Have Been Touched by Lung Cancer Washington, DC (PRWEB) November 12, 2013 In honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month this November, the American Lung Association is showcasing the personal stories of those who have been impacted by lung cancer on its Facing Lung Cancer microsite,...

2013-07-31 12:27:40

WASHINGTON, July 31, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) today issued a draft recommendation in favor of CT screening for those at high risk of lung cancer. For this context, risk is assessed based on age and smoking history: "Based on evidence from clinical trials and modeling studies, a reasonable balance of benefits and harms is obtained by screening healthy persons with a 30 pack-year or more history of smoking who are ages...

2012-10-25 19:21:53

BASINGSTOKE, England, October 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Lung cancer to replace breast cancer as 'future face' of women's cancer in the UK In the lead-up to Lung Cancer Awareness Month this November, the 'future face' of women's cancer is being revealed. While new data published last month by Cancer Research UK suggests the number of women dying from breast cancer in the UK is in decline - expected to drop almost 30 percent by 2030 - the number of women dying from lung...

2012-10-23 11:25:03

NEWS4 Chief Meteorologist Doug Kammerer to emcee WASHINGTON, Oct. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of people whose lives have been impacted by lung cancer will come together Sunday, November 4, 2012 on the National Mall for LUNGevity's fourth annual Breathe Deep DC 5K walk, the largest event in the area for those impacted by the disease. Breathe Deep DC provides the lung cancer community a place to share, hope and heal, as it raises awareness for the disease and funds for...

2012-09-19 06:27:35

Oriole Park at Camden Yards is New Venue for Event BALTIMORE, Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hundreds of people whose lives have been impacted by lung cancer will gather in Oriole Park at Camden Yards for LUNGevity Foundation's Breathe Deep Baltimore 5K Walk/Fun Run Saturday, September 22, 2012. The only event of its kind to take place inside the Baltimore Orioles' home ballpark, check-in begins at 9 a.m.; the program, 10 a.m.; and the walk/run, 10:10 am- rain or shine....

2012-08-21 22:12:06

A lung cancer risk prediction model developed by scientists at the University of Liverpool has been shown to be a viable tool for selecting high risk individuals for prevention and control programs. The model, developed at the University's Cancer Research Centre and funded by the Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation, was tested in international datasets and found to be a more effective predictor of individuals at risk than smoking duration or family history alone. The results are published in...

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...

2008-06-24 18:02:47

LIVERPOOL'S flagship cancer research charity is moving to new premises. The Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation has been based in London Road for the past decade. However, it is due to move the majority of its services to a new 14,000sqft building at Liverpool Innovation Park in Wavertree in the autumn. The current Roy Castle Centre will be kept on as a lung cancer research centre. The building was taken over by the University of Liverpool in February 2004 and relaunched as a...