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Senators Chuck Hagel and Dianne Feinstein Make Lung Cancer Matter
Date:6/28/2008

June 25, 2008 marks a revolutionary day in history for anybody who cares about Lung Cancer, the Number One Cancer Killer in this country. It's almost tantamount to July 4th, Independence Day, for Lung Cancer. For the first time, in the last four decades, Lung Cancer finally has a voice, thanks to Senators Chuck Hagel, Dianne Feinstein and the tireless work over the last five years of Laurie Fenton, Sheila Ross and the Lung Cancer Alliance.

San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) June 28, 2008 -- June 25, 2008 marks a revolutionary day in history for anybody who cares about Lung Cancer, the Number One Cancer Killer in this country. It's almost tantamount to July 4th, Independence Day, for Lung Cancer. For the first time, in the last four decades, Lung Cancer finally has a voice, thanks to Senators Chuck Hagel, Dianne Feinstein and the tireless work over the last five years of Laurie Fenton, Sheila Ross and the Lung Cancer Alliance.

Dr. David Jablons, co-Founder of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation and Board member of the Lung Cancer Alliance stated, "Today the gauntlet has been thrown down and Lung Cancer will no longer wallow in obscurity, underfunding, and beneath the burden of abysmal survival. I applaud and deeply thank Senators Chuck Hagel and Dianne Feinstein for their vision, courage and pioneering spirit to bring the Lung Cancer epidemic to the public debate and as a priority for health care research and funding. For much too long, Lung Cancer patients have suffered and died as a result of inadequate research and treatment options due to the stigma associated with smoking-related diseases. This bill literally changes everything. It is time that the Senate and Congress realize that nearly 75 million of their constituents are at risk for this disease and that their timely passage of this initiative will be the wake-up call to the nation for Lung Cancer to get the proportionat
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