Women’s Health Week: Our Fight Against Lung Cancer

2019-05-16T18:55:28+00:00May 16th, 2019|Hot Topics|

Lung cancer in women is a critical women’s health issue in the United States. An average of 181 women die each day of lung cancer—one every 8 minutes. In fact, two-thirds of the never-smoked lung cancer population is female. Why does the number of young women with lung cancer who have never smoked continue to rise? There is no clear answer, but we’re working to make sure research into this issue remains a priority. Last year, The NELSON Trial revealed women [...]

Priority Focus Renewed on Women’s Health Imperative – House and Senate Leaders Reintroduce Women and Lung Cancer Research and Preventive Services Act of 2019

2019-04-10T19:48:13+00:00April 10th, 2019|Hot Topics, News|

GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer hails bipartisan effort to accelerate progress to increase survivorship April 10, 2019 - Today the GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer praises Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV), and Joe Manchin (D-WV), and Representatives Brendan Boyle (D-PA), Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA), Debbie Dingell (D-MI), and Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) for elevating national attention to a women’s public health imperative by re-introducing the 2018 Senate and House bills (S. 2358 and H.R. 4897) as the Women [...]

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 [...]

Lung Cancer Advocacy: Why It Matters to Me

2018-06-12T13:51:48+00:00June 12th, 2018|Hot Topics, Stories of Hope|

During the more than three years since our youngest daughter, Katherine, was diagnosed with Stage 4 non-small cell lung cancer, we have joined forces to advocate for more funding for lifesaving research into why so many young women get lung cancer every year. Here we are at last fall’s rally in front of the U.S. Capitol, where we joined hundreds of other survivors, friends and families to declare that lung cancer is a national emergency. By U.S. Congressman Rick [...]

Congress: When Considering Women’s Health, Don’t Forget about Lung Cancer

2018-05-21T16:01:04+00:00May 21st, 2018|Hot Topics, News|

An Op-Ed on Women and Lung Cancer recently ran in The Hill, a top policy newspaper and newsite read by national legislators. The opinion piece was co-authored by Laurie Fenton Ambrose, President & CEO of Lung Cancer Alliance and  Bonnie J. Addario, founder and chair of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation. It is produced below in its entirety. National Women’s Health Week is an opportunity to shine a light on a women’s health imperative that will take the lives of more [...]

Take Action for Int’ Women’s Day!

2018-03-21T16:09:11+00:00March 8th, 2018|Hot Topics, News|

We remember, celebrate and honor the women who have gone before us, touch our lives today and will impact the future tomorrow. Thursday, March 8th is International Women's Day, a time to stand up for the women in our lives. Lung cancer kills more women than all gynecological cancers combined. Federal action is being taken to change this, but we need your help to carry it through. Ask your Representatives and Senators to co-sponsor the Women and Lung Cancer Research and [...]

LCA Praises Bipartisan, Bicameral Congressional Leadership on Women’s Health Imperative

2018-05-21T14:55:15+00:00January 31st, 2018|Hot Topics, News|

Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Representatives Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ), Rick Nolan (D-MN), Barbara Comstock (R-VA) and Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) Bring Priority Focus to Accelerated Research and Screening Services for Women Impacted by Lung Cancer January 30, 2018 – Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) hailed the reintroduction of the Women and Lung Cancer Research and Preventive Services Act, which brings priority focus to a women’s health imperative.  The legislation was introduced with bipartisan support in both the Senate [...]