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Lung cancer CT scans: For older, heavy smokers

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on January 23rd, 2013 | No Comments »
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New lung cancer screening guidelines from the American Cancer Society recommend annual CT lung scans (low dose computed tomography) for people ages 55 to 74 who have smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years or the equivalent, such as two packs a day for 15 years. Research shows that screening these people can cut the risk of dying of lung cancer by 20%. The recommendations also emphasize that individuals should discuss the ...

Lung cancer – In search of a voice

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 20th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Lung cancer claims the lives of more people than breast, colon and prostate cancer combined, yet it receives the least amount of public attention, legislative action and research funding than other common cancers. One reason for the neglect of lung cancer issues is that lung cancer survival rates are low, leaving behind a scarce number of survivors to give a voice to the cause. The stigma of lung cancer as a self-inflicted disease is the ...

Boston’s WEEI 93.7 wins the 2012 Global Lung Cancer Coalition Journalism Award

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 19th, 2012 | No Comments »
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[caption id="attachment_8724" align="alignright" width="300"] From left to right: Rich Monopoli and Diane Legg, Co-Directors New England Chapter of Lung Cancer Alliance; Jason Wolfe, Vice President of Programming at WEEI Sports Radio, Boston; Heather Unruh, Co-Anchor at WCVB-TV Channel 5 in Boston.[/caption] The Global Lung Cancer Coalition (GLCC) Journalism Award recognizes outstanding journalistic efforts in providing lung cancer patients with a voice and promoting public understanding of the disease. This year, on November 13, at the Boston ...

Lung Cancer Workshop IX: A Policy Perspective

Posted by Laurie Fenton Ambrose, President & CEO, Lung Cancer Alliance on May 11th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Lung Cancer Alliance was thrilled to be able to participate in Prevent Cancer Foundation’s annual Lung Cancer Workshop on Quantitative Applications for CT Imaging for Early Lung Cancer Management. This was our sixth year of attendance and we came away with an even deeper understanding of and respect for the research and researchers engaged in this important and life-saving work. Lung Cancer Alliance was asked to help lead the “policy perspective” discussion among this diverse group ...