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Exposing the Double Standard of the Forgotten Cancer: Biggest Cancer Killer for Women and Men, Lung Cancer, Receives Least Research Funds
Date:12/21/2009

Lung Cancer Foundation of America (LCFA), http://lcfamerica.org, new organization trying to give the gift of life this holiday season by highlighting lack of research funding and providing critical support for lung cancer. Lung cancer remains biggest cancer killer for women and men yet receives least funds for research because lung cancer remains only cancer where victims are stigmatized and blamed for their disease.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) December 21, 2009 -- Lung cancer, the nation’s leading cause of cancer deaths for women and men, remains the most under-funded, under-researched and under-supported cancer. There are currently no approved early detection tests for lung cancer. With a 5-year survival rate of only 15%, the prognosis for lung cancer has not changed in 40 years. A new organization, Lung Cancer Foundation of America (LCFA) is trying to change this reality, and save lives by dramatically increasing the five-year survival rate for all stages of lung cancer. LCFA will accomplish this by providing the necessary and critical funding for creative and leading edge lung cancer research programs.

Barely two years old, LCFA is proud to partner with the International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) in announcing its inaugural Request for Proposal for a research award in the amount of $125,000 this Holiday Season. LCFA and IASLC are partnering to fund exciting lung cancer research opportunities for molecular analysis of bio-specimens (blood, tissue, urine, etc.) collected as part of medium to large clinical trials.

“Lung cancer has been the forgotten cancer for far too long,” said Kim Norris, the President of LCFA. “Research grants like this are a critical first step towards giving hope to the patients, families and friends of those affected by t
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