Navigation Links
Lung Cancer Alliance-California Releases 2nd Annual State-Specific Report Card On Lung Cancer
Date:11/25/2009

California Makes Little Progress to Improve Overall Outcomes for Lung Cancer

WASHINGTON, Nov. 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance-California (LCA-CA) issued its 2nd Annual Report Card on Lung Cancer. The 2009 Report Card is an assessment of progress being made against this lethal disease in the state of California. LCA-CA is a chapter of Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA), the only national organization dedicated exclusively to patient support and advocacy for people living with or at risk for lung cancer.

(Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081016/LCALOGO )

The 2009 California Report Card on Lung Cancer tracks LCA's National Report Card on Lung Cancer, now in its fifth edition, which gauges national progress in the battle to reverse lung cancer's stigma and mortality rate. These Report Cards have become centerpieces to draw attention to the need for increased support, attention and research funding for lung cancer.

"We have again laid out our commitments for reversing the decades of stigma and neglect associated with lung cancer," said Mike Stevens, LCA-CA Co-chair and lung cancer survivor. "Our team is in place and is willing to work with other organizations to increase research funding and ending lung cancer as we know it."

Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer death nationally, as well as among California men and women, resulting in approximately 30 percent of all cancer deaths in the state. In 2009, it is estimated that 17,910 Californians will be diagnosed and 12,750 will die from the disease--more than the combined total of breast, prostate, and colon cancers.

The LCA-CA 2009 Report Card on Lung Cancer uses six categories to grade progress in key areas: The categories include: Number of Deaths; 5-year Su
'/>"/>

Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine news :

1. Conventional prognostic factors fail to explain better prostate cancer survival in most Asian men
2. Survival differences by race most apparent in advanced stages of breast cancer
3. MRI finds breast cancer before it becomes dangerous
4. Investigators uncover intriguing clues to why persistent acid reflux sometimes turns into cancer
5. Pathway links inflammation, angiogenesis and breast cancer
6. Radiologists encouraged to look beyond cancer for clinically unseen diseases
7. Diet high in meat, fat and refined grains linked to risk for colon cancer recurrence, death
8. Immune deficiency linked to a type of eye cancer
9. Drop in breast cancer incidence linked to hormone use, not mammograms
10. Breast cancer prevention practices vary across Canada
11. First biomarker discovered that predicts prostate cancer outcome
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/31/2014)... 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Obesity increases the risk of ... Hispanic women, two new U.S. studies show. One ... overweight or obese increased the risk for estrogen receptor-negative ... "We,ve known this for a long time for white ... Hispanic women," study author Esther John, a senior research ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... have invented a lab device to give cancer researchers ... that tumor cells spread through the body, causing more ... on precisely how tumor cells travel, the device could ... The inventors, from the university,s Whiting School of Engineering ... images from their new system recently in the journal ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... Beach, Florida (PRWEB) October 31, 2014 ... or, the “Company”) today announced it has signed a ... Canada-based companies in the urban cultivation sector - Urban ... (BC Northern Lights”), and W3 Metal Inc. (“W3 Metal” ... the “Target Companies”). Pursuant to the LOI and ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... October 31, 2014 In an effort to ... Dr. Majid Jamali announced he will soon offer orthodontics at ... the end of November. , To build upon the ... of New York has become known for, Dr. Jamali is ... from such top learning institutions as UCLA, Stanford and UCSF. ...
(Date:10/31/2014)... Uniwigs.com newly arrived flip in hair ... can comfortably attach itself around people’s heads with a transparent ... of flip-in extensions comes with adjustable loops, which are improved ... and customers can now adjust the wire to best fit ... apply this new generation of flip ins, they simply need ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Study Confirms Obesity-Breast Cancer Link for Blacks, Hispanics 2Health News:Viewing cancer on the move: New device yields close-up look at metastasis 2Health News:Viewing cancer on the move: New device yields close-up look at metastasis 3Health News:Urban Hydroponics Inc. Signs Definitive Agreement to Merge with Canadian Hydroponics Companies 2Health News:Urban Hydroponics Inc. Signs Definitive Agreement to Merge with Canadian Hydroponics Companies 3Health News:Urban Hydroponics Inc. Signs Definitive Agreement to Merge with Canadian Hydroponics Companies 4Health News:Urban Hydroponics Inc. Signs Definitive Agreement to Merge with Canadian Hydroponics Companies 5Health News:Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of New York Adds Orthodontic Patient Services 2Health News:Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery of New York Adds Orthodontic Patient Services 3Health News:UniWigs Unveiles New Generation of Flip In Hair Extensions 2
... Depressed heart attack patients have a higher risk for sudden ... team led by researchers from Washington University School of Medicine ... many years. , "There,s a two- to four-fold increase in ... they also happen to be depressed," says Robert. M. Carney, ...
... United,States has been fortifying some foods with folic acid (the ... public health effort to prevent neural,tube defects in newborns. The ... down by 30%. But there,s also evidence that the added ... issue of,Harvard Women,s Health Watch., In the early years ...
... BUFFALO, N.Y. -- Entrenched sedentary behavior such as watching ... bane for years of parents of overweight children and ... has been little scientifically based research on the effect ... researchers now have shown in a randomized trial that ...
... Tamoxifen may ease condition,s mania phase, but side effects could ... News) -- A drug commonly used to treat breast cancer ... "high" phase experienced by people with bipolar disorder, researchers say. ... experienced a significant lessening of their mania compared to people ...
... BIRMINGHAM, Ala., March 3 Emageon Inc.,(Nasdaq: ... technology,systems for hospitals, healthcare networks and imaging facilities ... will present at the,Raymond James 29th Annual Institutional ... Regency Grand Cypress, Orlando, Florida. Emageon will,present on ...
... March 3 the U.S. Supreme Court,issued a 4-4 decision ... they are injured by a drug. Prior to this decision ... had ruled in favor of,Michigan plaintiffs, declaring that drug companies ... FDA. With the tie vote in the,U.S. Supreme Court, the ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Clinical depression raises risk of death for heart attack patients years after attack 2Health News:Clinical depression raises risk of death for heart attack patients years after attack 3Health News:Folic Acid in the Food Supply Reduces Birth Defects, but May Cause Extra Cancers, Reports the Harvard Women's Health Watch 2Health News:Restricting kids' video time reduces obesity, randomized trial shows 2Health News:Breast Cancer Drug Might Treat Bipolar Disorder 2Health News:Breast Cancer Drug Might Treat Bipolar Disorder 3
(Date:10/30/2014)... WuXi PharmaTech (Cayman) Inc. (NYSE: WX ), a ... the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries, with operations ... the United States , today announced the establishment ... Aviv area of Israel.  ... integrated R&D services to local customers. It will also ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... Mass. , Oct. 30, 2014 Boston ... to participate in the 2014 Credit Suisse Annual Healthcare ... Phoenix , AZ.  Dan Brennan , executive ... presentation about the company beginning at approximately 8:00 a.m. ... A live webcast of the presentation and question ...
(Date:10/30/2014)... 2014   ViaDerma, Inc. (OTCQB: VDRM), ... products to market, has recently released a revolutionary ... a topical liquid tetracycline-based antibiotic that uses a ... oral medication active ingredients into topical drugs. The ... antibiotic to help prevent skin infection in minor ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:WuXi AppTec Launches Representative Office in Israel, Forms Strategic Collaboration with Pontifax 2Boston Scientific To Participate In 2014 Credit Suisse Annual Healthcare Conference 2ViaDerma, Inc. Lead Product TetraStem Shown Effective in Fighting Staph Infections including MRSA 2ViaDerma, Inc. Lead Product TetraStem Shown Effective in Fighting Staph Infections including MRSA 3
... The cost-effective line of compact CO2 ... units feature an extremely accurate laser beam, ... lasers are especially advantageous for small operating ... office sites. Use of special contact tips ...
... ideal for small clinics and offices. Based ... combines the advantages of laser precision and ... Novapulse system delivers short-duration, high amplitude pulses ... is allowed to cool thus minimizing charring ...
... MD Super Pulse sealed CO2 surgical lasers ... by the experience and support services of ... surgical laser experience. All settings are available ... Ultra MD Super Pulse surgical lasers are ...
... System is a Q-switched 532 Nd Yag ... fluid output, lowering intraocular pressure. The Selecta ... produces a 3-nanosecond high-energy beam of light, ... as traditional argon laser therapy (ALT), but ...
Medicine Products: