Navigation Links
Lung Cancer Alliance Salutes Veterans
Date:11/11/2009

Announces VSO Support For Lung Cancer Legislation

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) salutes all veterans today on Veterans Day and announces the launch of a new webpage with information specifically for veterans on lung cancer -- the leading cause of cancer death among veterans.

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

LCA also announces that major veteran service organizations (VSOs) have gone on record in support of the Lung Mortality Reduction Act, including AMVETS, Disabled American Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans of America and Veterans of Foreign Wars, as well as members of the Veterans Health Council including Vietnam Veterans of America and Veterans of Modern Warfare.

"We extend our support and best wishes to all veterans on this special day of remembrance and recommit our dedication to improving the earlier detection, treatment and outcomes for veterans who are at higher lung cancer risk than the civilian population," said Laurie Fenton Ambrose, President and CEO of LCA.

The Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act of 2009 is the first bicameral legislation authorizing a comprehensive program on lung cancer research.

Under the bills, which were introduced earlier this year in the House of Representatives and the Senate, three major departments of government -- Health and Human Services, Defense and Veterans Affairs -- would be required to develop a coordinated approach on research, earlier detection, prevention and treatment to reduce lung cancer mortality significantly over the next five years.

Funding for the mission-oriented program would be contingent of the scope and quality of the plan, which would be reviewed annually by Congress to gauge progress and assure accountability.

The bills specifically cite the higher incidence and mortality rates of lung cancer among veterans.

A new webpage on veterans and lung cancer can be viewed by clicking on the U.S. Flag icon on LCA's homepage at www.lungcanceralliance.org.

LCA is an original founding member of the Veterans Health Council and has worked closely with key VSO's on the Independent Budget (IB), the official funding recommendations of these organizations to the VA and Congress.

For the past three years the IB has included a request for funding for a veterans early detection research program.

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

    Media Contact:
    Kay Cofrancesco
    202-744-1541
    kay@lungcanceralliance.org

SOURCE Lung Cancer Alliance


'/>"/>
SOURCE Lung Cancer Alliance
Copyright©2009 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:8/17/2017)... ... 17, 2017 , ... Dr. Charles W. Grimsley’s new book ... paperback, 9781498497626; $7.99, eBook, 9781498497633) focuses on the treatment of veterans diagnosed with ... forgiveness, through a progressive journey toward healing. This book will help readers learn ...
(Date:8/17/2017)... ... , ... Advice Media, the industry leader in digital marketing for medical practices, has been recognized ... included in the Inc. 5000 for the second time in two years. Shawn Miele, Chief ... 5000 rankings for the second year in a row. It’s extremely difficult to make this ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... 16, 2017 , ... Summer days spent with family are priceless. Since August ... suggestions for enjoying the season of sunshine. Add trying something new to this summer’s ... join in on the fun. , Try Something New , Choose ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... ... Ten outstanding teachers in the Greater Houston area will be named one ... by a Houston Texans player, two tickets to a Texans game, and other prizes. ... texanschecking.com/stars to nominate their favorite teacher with an essay of no more than 500 ...
(Date:8/16/2017)... ... , ... In a recent survey, eighty-two percent of women reported having cellulite, ... can't always be eliminated by diet and exercise alone, and now for the first ... Dr. Kenneth Rothaus has recently added Cellulaze™ to his practice in New ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:8/8/2017)... TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 8, 2017  BioLineRx Ltd. ... and immunology, today reports its financial results for the ... and achievements during the second quarter 2017 and to ... on multiple clinical development programs for the Company,s lead ... Phase 3 pivotal study with BL-8040 as novel stem ...
(Date:8/7/2017)... Diplomat Pharmacy, Inc. (NYSE: DPLO ) today announced ... Aug. 7, 2017. ... and will serve as president emeritus during a planned, 90-day ... multiple leadership roles since he joined Diplomat with the acquisition ... decisive, strategic leadership which continues to benefit our patients and ...
(Date:8/4/2017)... Aug. 3, 2017  Agragen, LLC, a ... in the biopharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and aquacultural feed sectors, ... its lead drug candidates, AGR131.  This drug is ... from the blood of patients suffering from inflammatory ... bowel disease. ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: