Navigation Links
Lung Cancer Alliance Praises Congressional Call for Increased Commitment to Fund Lung Cancer Research
Date:11/30/2007

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In the final days of November's Lung Cancer Awareness Month, Members of Congress called upon Honorable Michael Leavitt, Secretary of Health and Human Services (HHS) to make a commitment to increase funding for lung cancer research and develop a coordinated plan to address the leading cause of cancer death among men and women.

"We couldn't ask for a better initiative to round out our awareness efforts this month," said Laurie Fenton Ambrose, President and CEO of Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA). "We are so very grateful for the continued congressional engagement on this important issue. We can and must do better for all of those impacted by the disease."

The letter coauthored by Congresswoman Lois Capps (D-CA) and Congressman Frank LoBiondo (D-NJ) and cosigned by 15 other Members of Congress calls upon the Secretary of HHS to make a commitment to increase funding for lung cancer research and develop a coordinated and comprehensive research effort, similar to those used to help defeat other major cancers, in order to reach the goal of reducing the lung cancer mortality rate by 50 percent by 2015.

It also builds upon the recently passed House and Senate Resolutions which also recognized lung cancer as a national public health priority and called for a multi agency approach to fighting the disease.

Lung cancer will take the lives of over 160,000 Americans this year -- more than breast, prostate, and colon cancers, combined -- making it the leading cancer killer. Lung cancer's 15% five year survival rate has remained unchanged for decades. Conversely, significant funding for research and early detection has greatly increased five year survival rates for breast cancer (88%), prostate cancer (99%) and colon cancer (65%).

Additional congressional signatores include Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), Jim McDermott (D-WA), Betty Sutton (D-OH), Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Henry Waxman (D-CA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), George Miller (D-CA), Michael McNulty (D-NY), Diana DeGette (D-CO), Madeleine Bordallo (D-GU), Jim McGovern (D-MA), Diane E. Watson (D-CA), Patrick Kennedy (D-RI), Christopher Shays (R-CT), and Christopher Smith (R-NJ).

A copy of the letter can be found at http://www.lungcanceralliance.org.

Lung Cancer Alliance is the only national non-profit organization solely dedicated to patient support and advocacy for people 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
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

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:6/26/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Brent Kasmer, a legally blind and certified personal trainer is helping to develop ... The fitness app plans to fix the two major problems leading the fitness industry today:, ... all type program , They don’t eliminate all the reasons people quit their ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... Austin, TX (PRWEB) , ... June 25, 2016 , ... ... Fellow of the American College of Mohs Surgery and to Dr. Russell Peckham for ... popular and highly effective treatment for skin cancer. The selective fellowship in Mohs Micrographic ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... ... June 25, 2016 , ... First Choice Emergency Room ... Dr. Sesan Ogunleye, as the Medical Director of its new Mesquite-Samuell Farm facility. ... of our new Mesquite location,” said Dr. James M. Muzzarelli, Executive Medical Director of ...
(Date:6/25/2016)... , ... June 25, 2016 , ... On Friday, June ... a Bronze Wellness at Work award to iHire in recognition of their exemplary accomplishments ... of the 7th annual Maryland Workplace Health & Wellness Symposium at the BWI Marriott ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... ... June 24, 2016 , ... Those who have experienced traumatic events ... turn to unhealthy avenues, such as drug or alcohol abuse, as a coping mechanism. ... tools for healthy coping following a traumatic event. , Trauma sufferers tend to feel ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:6/26/2016)... 26, 2016 Story Highlights: ... models within the health care industry is causing providers ... , Deloitte offers a suite of solutions for ... impacting efficient cost optimization: labor resource analysis, revenue cycle ... facilitate better outcomes and better economics ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... 24, 2016 ... the addition of the " Global Markets for ... This report focuses on ... updated review, including its applications in various applications. The ... which includes three main industries: pharmaceutical and biotechnology, food ...
(Date:6/24/2016)... Research and Markets has announced the addition of ... report to their offering. ... The World Market for Companion Diagnostics covers the world market ... the report includes the following: , World ... Region (N. America, EU, ROW), 2015-2020 , World IVD ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: