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LCA Announces More Requests for Bids on Lung Cancer Research Programs Funded Through the Department of Defense

..., smaller individual grants of up to $75,000 each to foster the development of bold new ideas in lung cancer research. Laurie Fenton Ambrose, lca President & CEO, said it was gratifying to see the program moving forward. DOD first began funding cancer research with a $25 million Con...

Lung Cancer Alliance Launches Online 'Early Interventions Resource Center'

...iative that will provide a more thorough understanding and discussion on lung cancer at its earliest, most curable stage," said Laurie Fenton Ambrose, lca President and CEO. "This is about empowering those at risk and those diagnosed at early stages with information about the resources and options avail...

Lung Cancer Alliance Announces First 'Request For Bids' for Department of Defense Lung Cancer Research Program 'Concept Awards'

...ay one was to secure new and independent pipelines to fund necessary lung cancer research at the federal and state level," said Laurie Fenton-Ambrose, lca President & CEO. "We remain committed to not just increasing the depth and breath of these pipelines but to ensuring that lung cancer is addresse...

LCA Congratulates Nominee For Surgeon General

...tion's chief health educator by providing the best scientific information on diseases and how to improve health. In a letter to Dr. Benjamin, lca President Laurie Fenton-Ambrose said, "To have a family physician in this important position, and one who has devoted her life to making a difference ...

Lung Cancer Alliance Praises Congresswoman Donna Christensen for Introduction of Legislation to Correct Healthcare Disparities

...id Fenton Ambrose. "We cannot address healthcare reform if we do not address inequities in the healthcare system itself," she stated, adding that lca is committed to supporting those efforts. Lung Cancer Alliance ( www.LungCancerAlliance.org ) is the only national non-profit organization dedi...

Lung Cancer Alliance Releases Updated 2009 Facts About Lung Cancer

...ung Cancer illustrating again the devastating toll caused by lung cancer. lca last released its Fact Sheet in 2008. (Logo: http://www.newscom.c...g cancer continues to claim number one status," said Laurie Fenton-Ambrose, lca President & CEO. "It continues to lead all cancer deaths -- more than ...

LCA Applauds Senate Leadership Team Working to Secure New FDA Regulatory Authority Over Tobacco

...late the sale, distribution and advertising of tobacco products in order to stop tobacco companies from targeting children and misleading the public. lca has been a strong proponent of the legislation. Dodd is playing a key leadership role in guiding the legislation through committee and Senate f...

Lung Cancer Alliance Calls American Cancer Society's Claim of Progress Selective

... causes one in every two cancer deaths, or in metastatic cancer of any kind." (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081016/LCALOGO ) lca President & CEO Laurie Fenton Ambrose agreed that progress has been made with certain cancers such as breast, prostate and colon which have widely...

LCA Hails US Court of Appeals Decision to Affirm Lower Court Ruling Tobacco Companies Guilty of Massive Fraud and Deception

...ly important victory," said Laurie Fenton Ambrose, lca President & CEO, "as it draws the brightest li...id not allow for additional remedies called for by lca and other public health groups to help victims of ...ing the original federal lawsuit launched in 1999, lca filed a 67 page brief in 2005 seeking an additiona...

Lung Cancer Research Bill Introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives: Companion to Senate Mortality Reduction Bill

...ach to lung cancer in both Houses of Congress. This is a milestone -- the turning point we are all looking for in federal policy on lung cancer," said lca President and CEO Laurie Fenton Ambrose. "We are deeply grateful to the bill's primary sponsors, Congresswoman Donna M. Christensen (D-VI) and Co...

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LCA in Medical Technology

Encouraging Gene Therapy Results in Genetic Form of Blindness

...nical trial reports in the New England Journal of Medicine. The Human Gene Therapy paper is available free online at http://www.liebertpub.com/hum lca can be caused by many different genes but the newly treated form is caused by mutations in the RPE65 gene, which is essential for maintenance of sight...

Lung Cancer Alliance Hails Announcement of New Erbitux(R) Data

...cancer (NSCLC). "This is very exciting news," said Laurie Fenton Ambrose, lca President & CEO. "The FLEX data shows significant improvements in overall s...ient support and advocacy for those living with or at risk for lung cancer. lca is committed to leading the movement to reverse decades of stigma and negle...

Gene Therapy Improves Vision in Patients with Congenital Retinal Disease

...tinal degenerations such as Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA), for 18 years. lca is a group of inherited blinding diseases that damages light receptors in t...oved compared to the uninjected, previously better functioning eye. The lca gene therapy vector showed no signs of causing inflammation in the retina o...

Lung Cancer Alliance Commends NCCN on Screening Guidelines

...sitive step in the right direction that will encourage those at high risk for lung cancer to fully investigate their option of getting a CT scan." lca President Laurie Fenton Ambrose said that lung cancer will continue to kill more people each year than all the other major cancers combined until more...

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LCA in Biological News

Adding up renewable energy

... each in order to determine the total environmental impact and to compare this with the effects of equivalent energy release from fossil fuels. The lca approach allows an assessment to be made of the flow of material and energy used in the construction, operation and ultimate decommissioning of a rene...

'Lucky 13' as new gene discovery offers further hope for childhood blindness

... for a gene therapy involving injecting genes into the eye of patients with lca to restore their sight. The finding of the new lca gene, based on work funded by the Wellcome Trust and local charity Yorkshir...

UF scientists restore sight to chickens with blinding disease

...hat causes Leber congenital amaurosis type 1, or LCA1. About 2,000 people in the United States are blind because they have a disease that falls in the lca family. "Enabling chickens that can't see to peck and eat after treatment is stunning," said Dr. Jean Bennett, a professor of ophthalmology and cel...
LCA in Biological Technology

Discovery of a new retinal gene involved in childhood blindness

...ware that this cellular mechanism played a role in lca or any other eye disease. This is a very important...s an incredible discovery that gives great hope to lca patients and their families, that gene based thera...nt of patients with some specific genetic types of lca also demonstrated that their retinal cells (specif...

DuPont Launches Innovative Renewably Sourced Material for Carpet Cushion

...or markets including agriculture and food; building and construction; communications; and transportation. 1 CRI carpet sales data 2005. Based on lca data and CRI data: the energy equivalent of 1 gallon of gasoline saved for every 3.2 square yards of carpet based on a 40 oz carpet. The DuPont Ov...

Terumo Interventional Systems Launches a Complete Line of Coronary Diagnostic Catheters

...scular Institute. With a simple clockwise or counter clockwise rotation, the Tiger and Jacky tip shapes enable angiography of both the RCA and lca with one catheter. This eliminates the catheter exchange step and can potentially shorten procedure and fluoroscopic time. "These Optitorque c...

Shareholder Class Action Filed Against LCA-Vision, Inc. by the Law Firm of Schiffrin Barroway Topaz & Kessler, LLP

...1-610-667-7706, or via e-mail at info@sbtklaw.com . The Complaint charges lca and certain of its officers and directors with violations of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934. lca is engaged in the provision of fixed-site laser vision correction services ...
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