Navigation Links
Lung Cancer Alliance Releases 4th Annual Report Card on Lung Cancer

Slight Improvements - But Overall Failing Grades

WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the fourth year in a row, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) marked the start of Lung Cancer Awareness Month with the release of its "Report Card on Lung Cancer", a national assessment of progress being made in the fight against lung cancer. For 2008, LCA noted slight improvements, but overall, failing grades continued.


"The good news is that we are finally seeing slight improvements - but make no mistake, the overall grades remain unsatisfactory," said Laurie Fenton Ambrose, LCA President & CEO.

"We must and can do better for all those living with or at risk for lung cancer - a disease that remains the most stigmatized, least funded and ignored of all the leading cancers," she said.

The 2008 Report Card on Lung Cancer grades seven categories to evaluate progress in the efforts made to eradicate this disease. The Report Card noted slight improvements in federal research funding and advances in treatment and diagnostic options, including clinical trials. But overall, funding for public health research and early disease intervention remain anemic and translating new discoveries to patient treatment faces daunting challenges.

"The most significant development was seeing LCA's top priority to increase research funding signed into law in September," continued Fenton-Ambrose. "The Department of Defense has now established a $20 million lung cancer research pipeline and we will work to increase this funding next year".

"In addition," she said, "we are heartened to see encouraging trends toward more personalized clinical trials and vaccines to prevent lung cancer recurrence, along with stepped up research in targeted drug therapies, genetic profiling and biomarkers in blood and sputum.

"But we continue to lag far behind in research funding, early disease intervention, and clinical trial awareness and participation", said Fenton-Ambrose. "Not until the public health establishment commits to making lung cancer a national public health priority will major advancements be fully realized."

The 2008 Report Card on Lung Cancer is widely distributed among public policy leaders, medical professionals and health care associations working to improve outcomes for lung cancer.

To view the complete 2008 Report Card on Lung Cancer visit

Lung Cancer Alliance,, is the only national non profit dedicated exclusively to patient support and advocacy for those living with or at risk for lung cancer. LCA is committed to reversing decades of stigma and neglect by empowering those with or at risk for lung cancer, elevating awareness, and changing health policy.

Media Contact:

Kay Cofrancesco


SOURCE Lung Cancer Alliance
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. Migraine Might Lower Breast Cancer Risk
2. Age is not a key factor in cancer survival, but clinical trials exclude older patients
3. How women can improve their quality of life after breast cancer treatment
4. Scientists Debate Dietary Supplements and Cancer Risk at AICR Conference
5. Three Women in Health Crises Go Online to Form Lifelong Friendships : Mothers of Boys with Cancer Find Support, Encouragement and Each Other at
6. Minority patients discouraged from cancer screening by negative messages
7. Migraines associated with lower risk of breast cancer
8. Study finds racial disparities increasing for cancers unrelated to smoking
9. Therapy may block expansion of breast cancer cells
10. Risk assessment tool not reliable predictor for some women at high risk of breast cancer
11. Technique Preserves Future Fertility in Girls With Cancer
Post Your Comments:
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... As part ... For Empowerment ™ attracts volunteers together who want to combine talents and resources ... key stakeholders in the process. The non-profit launched its first major fundraiser on ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... ... Finnleo, a leader in the traditional and far-infrared sauna industry, announced a sale ... , For traditional saunas, Finnleo is offering 20% off all Nordic Spruce ... only European Grade A Nordic White Spruce from sustainably grown trees. Because of the ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... November 25, 2015 , ... TyloHelo ... parts and accessories. , Sauna accessories help improve the bather experience in the ... From basic styles for the purist looking for simplicity in design to accessories ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... , ... November 26, 2015 , ... ... Commission (AUC), European Union (EU), ANDI Pan African Centres of Excellence, and public ... in Nairobi (UNON) for the opening of the 5th African Network for Drugs ...
(Date:11/25/2015)... ... ... For the first time, Vitalalert is donating half of its earnings to ... between the two groups began in 2014 with Vitalalert pledging a portion of every ... founded in 1954 and is an international Christian-based health organization whose mission is to ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:11/24/2015)... CHAPEL HILL, N.C. , Nov. 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ ... market research projects in an effort to quickly uncover ... market position. --> --> ... expeditiously launch a market research project and ensure that ... with company and industry standards. Another major barrier to ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... , 24. November 2015 ... Breathing Pacemaker Systems, ist erfreut, die Berufung ... Consultant bekannt geben zu können. ...   --> Foto - ... (Schweden). Von 1984-1986 war er Fellow ...
(Date:11/24/2015)... 24, 2015 Sectra (STO: SECT ... entered into a multi-year agreement to deploy Breast ... will provide the Breast Center a future-proof platform capable ... (STO: SECT B) announces that Breast Center of Acadiana ... Breast Imaging PACS in its two freestanding imaging centers. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: