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Honor and Solute the Veterans In Your Life

2018-11-09T15:30:13+00:00November 9th, 2018|Hot Topics|

By Rick Sherlock, Lung Cancer Alliance Board Member and retired Major General of the United States Army On this Veteran’s Day, we honor and salute the dedicated service of the brave men and women that protect our freedoms. In all they do for our country, it is our responsibility to protect them in the ways we know how. Due to higher smoking rates and exposure to environmental and chemical pollutants, military men and women, as well as veterans, have a [...]

5 Tips to Help Your Loved One with Lung Cancer

2018-11-06T15:04:57+00:00November 6th, 2018|Hot Topics|

When a loved one finds out they have lung cancer it can be hard to know how best to help them, what to say or even how they are feeling. Here are five helpful tips for being the best caregiver to your loved one. Take care of yourself. There is no one-size-fits-all approach, but it is essential that YOU find your best support during this journey. You need to be strong and in the best health possible in order to [...]

2018 Lung Cancer Support Group Facilitator Award

2018-11-05T20:09:24+00:00November 5th, 2018|Hot Topics, News|

Monday, November 5, 2018 -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance presented the 2018 Lung Cancer Support Group Facilitator Award to Catherine Paykin, LCSW-R, who runs a support group at New York University Perlmutter Cancer Center. The Lung Cancer Support Group Facilitator Award recognizes the uncommon dedication of a support group facilitator. Members from Catherine's support group nominated her for the award. Miranda Goff, Lung Cancer Alliance, was in New York City to present the award to Catherine. We are incredibly grateful for all [...]

FDA Approves New Treatment for ALK+ NSCLC Patients

2018-11-05T14:35:44+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Hot Topics, News|

Friday, November 2, 2018 – Today the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to lorlatinib (LORBRENA) for patients with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) whose disease has progressed on crizotinib and at least one other ALK inhibitor for metastatic disease or whose disease has progressed on alectinib or ceritinib as the first ALK inhibitor therapy for metastatic disease.Click here to learn more. 

LCA Named 2018 Top Rated Nonprofit

2018-11-02T19:21:49+00:00November 2nd, 2018|Hot Topics, News|

Friday, November 2, 2018 - Today Lung Cancer Alliance was named a “2018 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits. The Top-Rated Nonprofit Award is based on the rating and number of reviews that Lung Cancer Alliance received from volunteers, donors and aid recipients. These are the only awards for nonprofits determined by those who have direct experience with the charities – as donors, volunteers and recipients of aid. “Lung Cancer Alliance is a great [...]

LCA Partners with UAB Comprehensive Cancer Center to Help At-Risk, Underserved Communities

2018-11-01T20:48:35+00:00November 1st, 2018|Hot Topics, News|

Washington, D.C. - November 1, 2018 –Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) today announced a $1.6M grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb Foundation to partner with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Comprehensive Cancer Center to establish the Alabama Lung Cancer Awareness, Screening and Education (ALCASE) program. The three-year effort will focus on decreasing lung cancer disparities in underserved, primarily African-American counties in Alabama through community-based education and awareness initiatives. At the same time, the program will increase capacity and access to [...]

New Directions in Small Cell Lung Cancer

2018-11-01T19:29:26+00:00November 1st, 2018|Events, Hot Topics|

Small cell lung cancer (SCLC) makes up about 15% of lung cancer cases (the other 85% is non-small cell lung cancer) with around 30,000 Americans being diagnosed each year. 98% of SCLC cases are smoking-related (majority of those diagnosed being former smokers). With smoking rates decreasing in the past several decades, so have rates of SCLC. The current standard of care for patients diagnosed with SCLC is chemotherapy and radiation (surgery can be an option if diagnosed at an early [...]

Lung Cancer Awareness Month Kick-Off!

2018-11-01T13:28:27+00:00November 1st, 2018|Events, Hot Topics|

Easy Ways to Get Involved Today kicks off November, Lung Cancer Awareness Month, the time of year when our community comes together to raise awareness, educate and spread hope. There are lots of ways to get involved and make a difference. Throughout the month we will be providing you with a different action (big and small) each day at our LCAM Action Center. Here are just a few examples to get you started this week. HOPE | Share your lung cancer story with [...]

LCA Launches Nationwide Screening Awareness Campaign

2018-10-31T20:07:28+00:00October 31st, 2018|Hot Topics, News|

 “What About Your Lungs?” Campaign Urges Individuals At-Risk for Lung Cancer to Talk to Their Doctor About Life-Saving Screening Washington, DC [Wednesday, October 31, 2018]—Responding to the need to increase national awareness about lung cancer screening and encourage those at risk to talk with their doctor, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) is announcing today the launch of a new campaign, “What About Your Lungs?,” to help drive this important public health initiative. “What About Your Lungs?” aims to ignite a national [...]

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