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Lung Cancer Alliance Hails Massachusetts Senator for Taking Lead on Lung Cancer Legislation
Date:11/16/2007

cigarette excise revenue to establish screening programs for the high risk population, promote the development of new diagnostic and screening technologies for lung cancer, support research into the disparities surrounding lung cancer incidence and mortality rates, and support research to discover cures through the development of chemoprevention and targeted therapies.

"This is the first step of many to generate the funding and subsequently the research necessary to change lung cancer's grim statistics," said Joanne O'Connor, LCA-MA Co-chair. "We are committed to working with Senator Fargo and all of those who share our goal of reducing lung cancer's mortality rates through increased research funding."

Lung Cancer Alliance (http://www.LungCancerAlliance.org) is the only national non-profit organization dedicated exclusively to patient support and advocacy for those living with or at risk for lung cancer. Lung Cancer Alliance is committed to leading the movement to reverse decades of stigma and neglect by empowering those with or at risk for the disease, elevating awareness and changing health policy.


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