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Lung Cancer Alliance Commends Leadership of MA State Senate
Date:3/13/2008

First-ever State Funded Lung Cancer Research Bill Given Hearing in Joint Committee on Revenue

WASHINGTON, March 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance praised the efforts of State Senator Susan Fargo for helping shepherd first-ever lung cancer research funding bill through the Massachusetts State Senate Committee on Revenue. Senate Bill #2454 would establish a "trust fund," known as the Commonwealth Lung Cancer Early Detection and Treatment Research Fund, which would be funded by a percentage of the cigarette tax and would support research grants for early detection and treatment.

"Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death among men and women nationally and in Massachusetts," said Senator Fargo. "This year alone 3,360 Massachusetts residents will succumb to this disease. This is unacceptable, and it is time that we addressed this public health epidemic with the compassion and support it rightly deserves. I am confident that Massachusetts can and will lead the way."

Dozens filled the committee room to testify or submitted letters in support of the legislation. "No one deserves lung cancer," said Diane Legg, a survivor and State Co-Chairwoman of Lung Cancer Alliance - Massachusetts (LCA-MA). "This is one of the most exciting days for me since my lung cancer diagnosis. Fortunately my lung cancer was caught early -- which is why helping others at risk detect and treat their lung cancer earlier is absolutely critical. Thank you, Senator Fargo for your leadership on this issue."

Lung cancer claims more lives each year than breast, prostate, colon, liver, kidney and melanoma cancers combined. Over 70% of those diagnosed with lung cancer are diagnosed at late stage which accounts for its low five-year survival rate of 15%. In addition, 60% of those now diagnosed quit smoking decades ago or never smoked at all.

"It makes no difference whether you smoked or not," said Joanne O'Connor, who lost her s
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