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 )
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...
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
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
Lung Cancer Alliance Hails Announcement of New Erbitux(R) Data
"This is very exciting news," said Laurie Fenton Ambrose, lca
& 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
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
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."
President Laurie Fenton Ambrose said that lung cancer will continue
to kill more people each year than all the other major cancers combined
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.
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
"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