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LUNGevity Hosts Post-ASCO Lung Cancer Recap
Date:6/18/2011

WASHINGTON, June 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- LUNGevity Foundation and GRACE announce a free webinar program to provide the highlights in lung cancer research from the American Society for Clinical Oncology (ASCO) Annual Meeting held June 3-6, 2011 in Chicago.  ASCO, the largest cancer conference of the year, is where the majority of the landmark clinical research in cancer care are presented.  On the webinar participants will learn the results of the key research and also have it placed into context with valuable commentary by two expert lung cancer oncologists. For more information and to register, visit http://events.lungevity.org/site/PageServer?pagename=podcasts_webinars.

About LUNGevity Foundation

The mission of LUNGevity Foundation is to have a meaningful and immediate impact on improving lung cancer survival rates, ensure a higher quality of life for lung cancer patients, and provide a community for those impacted by lung cancer.

In order to accomplish its mission, LUNGevity funds the most promising research into the early detection and successful treatment of lung cancer as identified by its board of leading scientists. LUNGevity also supports the largest national grassroots lung cancer network.

LUNGevity seeks to inspire the nation to commit to ending lung cancer.

For more information, please visit www.lungevity.org.

About Lung Cancer

  • Lung cancer impacts 1 in 14 Americans and is the number one cancer killer.
  • About 65 percent of Americans diagnosed with lung cancer either never smoked a cigarette in their lives or had quit smoking.
  • Less than 15 percent of people diagnosed with lung cancer survive 5 years post-diagnosis because of limited early detection opportunities.
  • There is no widely available, effective early diagnostic test available today.

About GRACE

The mission of the Global Resource for Advancing Cancer Education (GRACE) is to provide expert-mediated information on current and emerging cancer management options in order to empower patients, caregivers, and health professionals to become direct partners in cancer care. GRACE (www.cancerGRACE.org) was founded by Dr. Howard (Jack) West, a medical oncologist based in Seattle, to provide high quality, expert-mediated cancer information for the general public, specifically for patients, their families, and other caregivers, that is not available through other sources.  Since its inception, its faculty, breadth and depth of content, and international audience have grown rapidly.


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