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Capps Congressional Champion for Lung Cancer Prevention

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on November 15th, 2011 | No Comments »
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The legislative process is complex, and Congress can be a difficult branch of government to navigate to have a positive impact on prevention policy.  Having Congressional champions is critical, and Congresswoman Lois Capps has been a steadfast supporter of prevention, research and quality of care.  The Congressional Families Cancer Prevention program recently honored her for her work in this regard.  As we observe lung cancer awareness month, Congresswoman Capps’ work in support of lung cancer ...

Lung Cancer: Opportunities to Reduce Mortality Through Policy

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on November 9th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women, accounting for 28 percent of all cancer deaths, more than colon cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and pancreatic cancer combined. Yet in research dollars per death, lung cancer is the least funded of the major cancers. However, more so now than perhaps at any other time in recent memory, we have an opportunity to capitalize on advances in screening, a shifting attitude ...

After August Recess on the Hill

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on August 17th, 2011 | No Comments »
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If you thought that the contentious debt ceiling vote in the first week of August would be the last of the budget battle in Congress, you would be mistaken. Members of Congress left Washington after the vote for August recess, but when Congress returns in September they will begin yet another battle, this time over FY2012 appropriations. The federal government’s fiscal year ends Sept. 30, after which new appropriations bills or a continuing resolution will ...

A Win for Medical Research

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on July 27th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Earlier today, Judge Royce Lamberth of the US District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed the original lawsuit brought forth by Drs. James Sherley and Theresa Deisher challenging guidelines issued by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding ethical medical research involving embryonic stem cells. Today’s dismissal of this case is a decisive statement in the court battle over the research and guidelines, recognizing the important role that embryonic stem cell research plays in the ...