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

Deborah Morosini, BJALCF Board member, heard the news, and responded;
"I applaud Senators Hagel and Feinstein for their sage wisdom and compassionate actions. Each of them has shown steadfast and unwavering support to eradicate a disease that is so lethal and widespread that it has almost become part of our global landscape. Unacceptable, but tolerated. No more. I personally thank them for their refusal to remain complacent--for their vision---sticktoitiveness, and for raising their powerful voices to refuse to allow Lung Cancer to remain an inconvenient fact...an inconvenient truth. I am deeply grateful to these visionary leaders."

On behalf of everyone at the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation we applaud and thank Senators Chuck Hagel and Dianne Feinstein and the Lung Cancer Alliance for beginning to put an end to the world's Number One Cancer Killer.

The following press release is reprinted with permission from the Office of Senator Hagel.

June 25, 2008, WASHINGTON, DC -- U.S. Senators Chuck Hagel (R-NE) and Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) today introduced the Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act of 2008. This legislation would establish a coordinated federal interagency policy aimed to reduce the lung cancer mortality rate. The Lung Cancer Mortality Act of 2008 implements the policy recommendations laid out in S. Res 87, which Senator Hagel has introduced the last two Congresses.

"The federal government should implement a comprehensive policy to help reduce the mortality rate of lung cancer, which accounts for 28% of all cancer deaths in men and women in the United States. We have seen great advancements in prostate and breast cancer survival rates; and we must commit ourselves to making the same progress with lung cancer. We must bring people together and have the resources to fight this insidious disease," Hagel said.

"Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death in both men and w
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