Now Is the Time for Advocacy At Home!

2018-10-25T15:14:04+00:00October 24th, 2018|Hot Topics|

By Elridge Proctor, MPA, Director of Health Policy We have come a long way, but still have far more work to do in raising awareness about the profound impact that lung cancer has on Americans in every state across the nation. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and mid-term elections. Now is the time to make a big and final push for the Women and Lung Cancer Research and Preventive Service Act of 2018 (H.R. 4897 and S. 2358). Members of [...]

LCA’s Research Showcased on a World Stage

2018-10-04T13:38:47+00:00September 18th, 2018|Hot Topics, News|

The Lung Cancer Alliance team is heading to IASLC's World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC), Toronto, Canada from September 23-28, 2018 and will be presenting on hot topics in the field of lung cancer including: clinical trials, long-term survivorship, stigma, advocacy and much more! Below are details on our whereabouts and what we will be discussing.  If you are in Toronto, stop by! For news and updates live from the event, follow us on Twitter at @LCAorg or via the event [...]

A Milestone Summit (in more ways than one)!

2018-07-18T20:58:24+00:00July 17th, 2018|Events, Hot Topics|

The 10th Anniversary National Advocacy Summit will be remembered as one of the most impactful and memorable gatherings of the lung cancer community to date. Not only did we have a record number of lung cancer survivors represented (nearly half of the 120 attendees!), but we also received more verbal commitments to support of the Women and Lung Cancer Research and Preventive Services Act than ever before. Day 1 – LISTEN. LEARN. TRAIN. On Tuesday, July 10, we hit the [...]

Why I’m A Lung Cancer Advocate

2018-05-03T15:22:18+00:00May 3rd, 2018|Hot Topics, Stories of Hope|

Hugo and his wife. By Hugo Rizzo You never really know how devastating an illness can be until it touches your own life. That’s what I learned on March 20, 2015, my brother’s birthday, when the celebration of that milestone was forever changed with the words, “You have lung cancer.” From that day forward, his life and the lives of our entire family were never the same. My brother’s journey with lung cancer was brief. He endured 4 [...]

Nat’l Advocacy Summit Registration Open!

2018-04-30T16:54:40+00:00March 26th, 2018|Events, Hot Topics, News|

REGISTER TODAY for Lung Cancer Alliance's 10th Anniversary National Advocacy Summit, July 10-12! Don't miss this special opportunity to join fellow lung cancer survivors and advocates in Washington, DC, as we amplify the national call for lung cancer research, early detection and access to high quality of care. At the National Advocacy Summit, you will connect with other individuals impacted by lung cancer and participate in two days of sharing, learning and personal storytelling. Expect an empowering experience where you will gain: Hope and Inspiration—by [...]

LCA Statement on the American Health Care Act

2018-03-23T17:00:15+00:00September 28th, 2017|News|

For many weeks, the country has been awaiting the release of the Republican plan to overhaul the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In anticipation of this effort, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) led a coalition effort of lung cancer advocacy groups and sent a letter to Congress in January that outlined important core principles that we believe should remain embedded in any overhaul of our health care system. Yesterday, Republicans in the House of Representatives released the long-awaited plan to repeal the [...]

Where’s My Pink Army?

2018-03-23T17:09:47+00:00September 28th, 2017|Hot Topics|

By Jenny White Jenny at the White House during the National Advocacy Summit. I was in pure shock when my surgeon told me “it’s lung cancer,” while in recovery after video-assisted thoracic surgery (VATS) that was performed to find out what was growing in the right upper lobe of my lung. Because I had no risk factors for this diagnosis, obviously my next move was to google “lung cancer.” How did this happen to me? I thought I [...]