Navigation Links
Lung Cancer Alliance Hails New Mexico Proclamation on Lung Cancer Awareness Month
Date:11/13/2009

WASHINGTON, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) formally thanked New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson for proclaiming November as Lung Cancer Awareness Month throughout his state.

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

Laurie Fenton Ambrose, LCA President & CEO, praised the New Mexico Governor and the Legislature for leadership on the critical issue of the increased risk of veterans for lung cancer.

"New Mexico is taking the issue head on by funding one of the only early detection research programs in the country specifically directed at veterans," said Fenton Ambrose.

The proclamation states that lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in New Mexico as well as the United States overall, and notes that 70% of cases will be diagnosed at late stage.

And it continues: "in conjunction with the Lung Cancer Alliance, the New Mexico Department of Veteran Services has been a leader in administering the clinical diagnostic detection program funded in the past years by the Legislature that addresses the statistics showing that veterans have a 25% greater chance of getting lung cancer."

"This is an extremely important initiative," said Fenton Ambrose.

Veterans who qualify will receive diagnostic tests at no cost through the research program which is being carried out by Biomoda, Inc. in conjuncture with the NM DVS and NM Tech.

Lung Cancer Alliance (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.

SOURCE Lung Cancer Alliance


'/>"/>
SOURCE Lung Cancer Alliance
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Paradoxical protein might prevent cancer
2. Advances in Radiation Therapy Enable Doctors to Improve the Quality of Treatments for Patients With Head and Neck Cancer
3. Genetic changes shown to be important indicators for disease progression in cervical cancer patients
4. November 2009 Mayo Clinic Womens HealthSource Highlights Reducing Cancer Risk, Tips to Reduce Flatulence and Eating Nuts for Heart Health
5. Christiana Care First Community Hospital to Submit Samples to Cancer Genome Atlas Project
6. Less HRT, Fewer Cases of Possible Breast Cancer Precursor
7. Coffee break: Compound brewing new research in colon, breast cancer
8. Fertility procedures need not delay breast cancer treatment for younger women
9. African-Americans with colorectal cancer have poorer outcomes, lower survival rates
10. Cornell Researchers Identify a Weak Link in Cancer Cell Armor
11. Leukemia Drug May Help Some Ovarian Cancer Patients
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:6/26/2016)... ... ... a legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping to develop a weight loss fitness ... to fix the two major problems leading the fitness industry today:, , ... They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit their exercise program ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... California (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... "With ... fit their specific project," said Christina Austin - CEO of Pixel Film Studios. ... customizable and all within Final Cut Pro X . Simply select a ProHand ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... ... Conventional wisdom preaches the benefits of moderation, whether it’s a matter of ... too high can result in disappointment, perhaps even self-loathing. However, those who set the ... Research from PsychTests.com reveals that behind the tendency to set low expectations ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... The Pulmonary Hypertension Association ... it will receive two significant new grants to support its work to advance ... 25th anniversary by recognizing patients, medical professionals and scientists for their work in ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... People across the U.S. are sharpening their pencils ... an essay contest in which patients and their families pay tribute to a genetic ... 2016 National Society of Genetic Counselors (NSGC) Annual Education Conference (AEC) this September. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/24/2016)... 2016 According to a new ... Pen Needles, Safety Pen Needles), Needle Length (4mm, 5mm, ... Mode of Purchase (Retail, Non-Retail) - Trends & Global ... the market for the forecast period of 2016 to ... Billion by 2021 from USD 1.65 Billion in 2016, ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of the ... report to their offering. ... failure, it replaces the function of kidneys by removing the ... the treatment helps to keep the patient body,s electrolytes such ... Increasing number of ESRD patients & substantial healthcare expenditure on ...
(Date:6/23/2016)... , June 23, 2016 Research ... MEMS Devices Medical Market Analysis 2016 - Forecast to 2022" ... The report contains up to date financial data ... analysis. Assessment of major trends with potential impact on the ... analysis of market segmentation which comprises of sub markets, regional ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: