Weekly news updates are currently posted on the Internet site and sent out via e-blast to provide up-to-date information on what has been covered in the news regarding lung cancer in the previous week. Topics include all stories related to lung cancer as well as personal stories and events.
“Rep. Rick Nolan, who announced in January that his youngest child had been diagnosed with lung cancer, has joined with two colleagues in forming a Congressional Lung Cancer Caucus.”
“Today, Laurie Fenton Ambrose, President & CEO of Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) hailed the establishment of the first bi-partisan Lung Cancer Caucus in the United States House of Representatives and thanked Congressman Rick Nolan (D-MN), Congressman Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) and Congresswoman Lois Capps (D-CA) for leading this effort.”
SARANAC LAKE – “Adirondack Health now offers two innovative tools in the early detection and treatment of lung cancer.
The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services now provides coverage for low dose computed tomography lung cancer screening for seniors at high-risk for the disease, giving access to care that can save more lives than any cancer screening test in history. Available at Adirondack Health, this cost effective low dose CT screening is proven to reduce lung cancer deaths by catching the disease before there are symptoms.”
“Memorial Medical Center of Modesto has taken its cancer treatment to a higher level, with a linear accelerator that delivers high doses of cancer-killing radiation with precision.”
NEW HAVEN >> “Members of the team fighting non-small cell lung cancer at Yale-New Haven’s Smilow Cancer Hospital are brimming with excitement about receiving an $11 million grant to launch a new research program into the disease.”
WASHINGTON TWP. – “The Kennedy Cancer Center has been named a “Screening Center of Excellence” by the Lung Cancer Alliance. The center offers low-dose CT screening, which can detect lung cancer at an early stage when it is most treatable.”
Patients and caregivers join ALCF leadership to enhance patient programs and services
SAN CARLOS, Calif.—“Three years ago, 28-year-old Emily Bennett Taylor was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer. Emily was a state track champion, a collegiate volleyball player and had never smoked a day in her life. After the initial shock, Emily reached out to the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF), asking for education, support and encouragement in the face of the devastating survival statistics. Today, Emily is two and a half years No Evidence of Disease (NED), serves as a patient advocate and spokesperson for the ALCF and is a founding member of the foundation’s newly launched Addario Patient Care Advisory Board (APCAB).”
“Early data on immunotherapy for small cell lung cancer (SCLC) have been encouraging. SCLC may catch up to non–small cell lung cancer (NSCLC), where immunotherapy is now standard of care, if these early data are borne out in phase III trials.”