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  • Lung Cancer Treatment to Benefit from Voice of Patients
    January 9, 2014 - At the end of December, the FDA released its “Voice of the Patient Report: Lung Cancer”, the latest step inan Initiative focused on better incorporating patient voices in the review and approval process for lung cancer drugs and diagnostics. The American Lung Association is proud to have played a significant role in FDA taking this new, closer look at lung cancer treatment from the patient’s perspective.
  • New Lung Cancer Screening Assessment Tool
    October 30, 2013 - With the growing consensus that annual low-dose CT screening should be recommended for individuals at high risk for lung cancer, the American Lung Association has launched an online tool to help users determine whether they meet the guidelines for CT screening for lung cancer.
  • American Lung Association Is Proud to Announce our New Research Awards
    October 24, 2013 - The American Lung Association Nationwide Research Program has released its annual Research Awards Nationwide 2013-2014 report that highlights research being supported by the Lung Association through its Asthma Clinical Research Centers (ACRC) and its Awards and Grants Program.
  • U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Releases Draft Recommendations on Lung Cancer Screening
    August 6, 2013 - On July 29, the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) has issued draft recommendations calling for annual low-dose CT screening for individuals at high risk for lung cancer. High risk is defined as current and former smokers, ages 55-79 years, who have significant cumulative tobacco smoke exposure and have smoked within the last 15 years.
  • Champions of Change Fight for Healthy Air
    July 16, 2013 - On July 9, the White House honored 11 people as “Champions of Change” who are working on the front lines to protect our health in a changing climate. Each of the Champions has taken action to raise awareness about these health consequences and help their communities prepare for climate-related health impacts. Five of the 11 honored, are also champions of the American Lung Association’s mission.
  • Lung Association’s New Video and Web Site Help People Facing Lung Cancer
    July 2, 2013 - A diagnosis of lung cancer brings with it an array of both physical and emotional challenges. To help patients and caregivers navigate through their lung cancer journey, the American Lung Association’s Facing Lung Cancer: Support from Day One online resource now features a new video, “Navigating Lung Cancer: Stories of Support.” This video highlights stories of support from patients and caregivers who want to help others through the many challenges of the disease.
  • New Opportunity for Lung Cancer Patients & Families
    June 25, 2013 - Food and Drug Administration announced lung cancer would be one of the diseases included in its new Patient Focused Drug Development Initiative. American Lung Association launched a campaign to mobilize lung cancer patients, their families and patient advocates nationwide to ensure FDA hears their voices and perspectives.
  • Senator Frank Lautenberg: American Lung Association Lung Health Champion
    March 21, 2013 - The American Lung Association has honored U.S. Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) with its national Lung Health Champion Award for his unwavering leadership and commitment to the fight for healthy lungs and healthy air.
  • New Resource Provides Lung Cancer Support from Day One
    November 8, 2012 - The American Lung Association has launched Facing Lung Cancer: Support from Day One, a new web-based resource designed to guide and support those living with lung cancer and their loved ones during every stage of their disease.
  • Help Study the Psychology of Lung Cancer
    October 5, 2012 - What do people really think about lung cancer and people who have it? You can help us find out. The American Lung Association is helping to spread the word about a new research study developed by a team of scientists at Harvard, to better understand the social psychology of lung cancer.
  • Tell FDA: Make Lung Cancer a Priority
    October 4, 2012 - The American Lung Association is committed to finding a cure for lung cancer, and needs your help in letting the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) know lung cancer must be a top priority. The FDA is launching a new patient-focused drug development initiative and is asking patients and the American public about their priorities for treatments and cures for diseases. Now is your chance to speak up for a lung cancer cure.
  • American Lung Association Mourns Passing of Kathryn Joosten
    June 4, 2012 - The American Lung Association mourns Kathryn Joosten, the Emmy-award winning actress who succumbed to lung cancer, after a long struggle with the disease, on June 2, 2012. Joosten, best known for her role on ABC’s Desperate Housewives, served as the Lung Association’s 2010 Christmas Seals® Celebrity Chairperson.
  • Guidance on CT Lung Cancer Screening
    April 23, 2012 - American Lung Association offers guidance on CT lung cancer screening. Recent research found that low-dose CT screening shows promise as a method for detecting lung cancer in highest risk individuals. But many questions have surfaced. The Lung Association has guidelines to help with finding answers.
  • Radon - Hidden Health Risk
    January 17, 2012 - Mention radon to most people, and you’ll get a blank stare. But mention lung cancer, and you’ve got their attention! What most people don’t know is that exposure to radon, an invisible odorless gas, is the leading cause of lung cancer among nonsmokers.
  • No One Deserves Lung Cancer
    November 9, 2011 - No one deserves to bear the burden of lung cancer. This devastating disease is the single leading cancer killer of both men and women in the United States, yet it remains largely overlooked.
  • Lung Cancer and COPD - Raising Awareness This November
    October 25, 2011 - November is both Lung Cancer Awareness Month and COPD Awareness Month. Lung cancer and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) are two of the leading causes of death in America. This November, the American Lung Association is shining a spotlight on these two deadly diseases.
  • No Prescription Increase and Other Medicare Updates Announced
    August 17, 2011 - There is good news for many Medicare recipients who have chronic lung diseases. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has announced that in 2012, average Medicare prescription premiums will not increase.
  • Lung Cancer Research Call-In Day – 4/13/11
    April 5, 2011 - It’s a fact – lung cancer is the leading cancer killer in America. It’s also a fact that lung cancer lags far behind other cancers when it comes to research funding. Want to help change this and get the #1 cancer killer the research dollars it deserves? Join us for the Lung Cancer Research Call-In Day on Wednesday, April 13th!
  • Lung Cancer and COPD - Raising Awareness This November
    November 3, 2010 - This November, the American Lung Association is shining a spotlight on these two deadly diseases, and sharing what’s being done to reduce their toll in American lives and their loved ones. Two new pages on our website are now dedicated to raising awareness about COPD and lung cancer year round.
  • Online Caregiving Service Provides Support to Individuals Dealing with Lung Disease
    September 1, 2010 - The demands of lung diseases can be very stressful on patients and their loved ones. However, they shouldn’t feel alone in times of need. The American Lung Association is offering an online caregiving coordination service called “My Fighting for Air Community” where family, friends, colleagues and neighbors can organize support of everyday tasks, from simple house chores to weekly grocery trips.
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