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Important New Collaboration to Fight Lung Cancer and Save Lives, says American Lung Association

Groundbreaking Research Collaboration between Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Cuba’s Center for Molecular Immunology Offers Hope to Lung Cancer Community.

(October 26, 2016) - Chicago, IL

For more information please contact:

Allison MacMunn
(312) 801-7628

Statement of American Lung Association National President and CEO Harold P. Wimmer in response to today’s lung cancer announcement by Roswell Park Cancer Institute.

“Today marks an important moment in the collective effort to defeat lung cancer.  The American Lung Association looks forward to seeing the results of the collaboration between Roswell Park Cancer Institute and Cuba’s Center for Molecular Immunology.  In recent years, we have seen very encouraging advances in lung cancer screening and medical treatments.  For millions of Americans who have been affected by lung cancer, are currently suffering, or have lost someone to this horrific disease, this announcement adds hope to that continually improving landscape. While it is vital that the world of medicine continues to advance and improve treatments for those presently fighting the disease, our goal is to create a future without lung cancer. 

As we approach November, which is Lung Cancer Awareness Month, we're excited by today’s announcement and applaud the innovative lifesaving research being done at Roswell Park and across the country.”

For media interested in speaking with an expert about lung cancer, contact Allison MacMunn at the American Lung Association at Media@Lung.org or 312-801-7628.


About the American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.

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