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Lung Cancer Alliance-Massachusetts Issues Inaugural State-Specific Report Card on Lung Cancer
Date:11/28/2007

Massachusetts Receives Failing Grades on Key Benchmarks

WASHINGTON, Nov. 28 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Lung Cancer Alliance-Massachusetts (LCA-MA) issued its first-ever state-specific Report Card on Lung Cancer. The Report Card gauges the progress being made against this lethal disease by the state of Massachusetts. LCA-MA is a chapter of Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA).

Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer deaths nationally, as well as among Massachusetts men and women, resulting in 30 percent of all cancer deaths in the state. This year alone lung cancer will take the lives of 3,630 Massachusetts citizens --- more than breast, prostate, and colon cancers -- combined.

"For the first time, we have benchmarks in place that will measure the progress of the Massachusetts public health establishment in reducing lung cancer's high mortality rates," said Diane Legg, Co-Chair of LCA-MA. "LCA-MA will ensure that lung cancer receives research funding commensurate to its public health impact in our state."

Said Laurie Fenton Ambrose, President and CEO of LCA, "This is an historic step forward for the Massachusetts lung cancer community and could not have happened without the dedication and determination of these remarkable advocates to reduce lung cancer mortality in Massachusetts."

The LCA-MA Report Card on Lung Cancer highlights six categories and annually evaluates and then grades the progress being made to eradicate this disease. This Report is a tool to educate the public as well as state leaders to the needs of the lung cancer community in Massachusetts.

The LCA-MA Report Card on Lung Cancer grades the following six categories:

-- Number of Deaths - GRADE: F Lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer death among Massachusetts men and women.

-- Five-Year Survival Rate - GRADE: F For nearly 40 years, there has been virtually no improvement in lung cancer's 15 percent five year sur
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