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5 advocacy organizations win travel awards to attend World Conference on Lung Cancer in Amsterdam
Date:6/1/2011

Denver, Colorado (June 1, 2011) Five advocacy organizations from India, Australia and the United States have been granted travel awards by the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) to send representatives to the 14th World Conference on Lung Cancer, July 3-7 in Amsterdam.

The winners are:

  • The Australian Lung Foundation (Australia): The Australian Lung Foundation is the premier organization for lung health in Australia, providing medical and support group representation nationwide. http://www.lungfoundation.com.au/

  • Jill's Legacy (USA): Jill's Legacy is an advisory board to the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, made up of young professionals who have been personally touched by lung cancer. http://www.lungcancerfoundation.org/

  • Health Alert Organization of India (India): HAOI deals directly with patients' issues including supportive care, treatment economics, social obstacles and cultural barriers in lung cancer care.

  • Lung Cancer Foundation of America (USA): LCFA is a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing the necessary and critical funding for creative and leading-edge lung cancer research programs. http://www.lcfamerica.org/

  • Uniting Against Lung Cancer (USA): Uniting Against Lung Cancer funds innovative lung cancer research to find a cure for the nation's leading cancer killer. It also works to increase awareness of the disease, including in people who have never smoked. http://www.unitingagainstlungcancer.org/

The awards, which cover one representative from each organization, include free registration, five nights' accommodation and a fixed amount to cover travel expenses to the World Conference on Lung Cancer, the world's larges
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Contact: Rene McGaw
renee.mcgaw@ucdenver.edu
303-724-5796
International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer
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