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- Important New Collaboration to Fight Lung Cancer and Save Lives, says American Lung Association
October 26, 2016
- American Lung Association and MD Anderson Announce Effort to Improve Tobacco Cessation Treatment for Medicaid Enrollees
October 26, 2016
- New Research from American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE Finds Lung Cancer Awareness Remains Critically Low, Despite Being Leading Cancer Killer
October 25, 2016
- Residents Deserve Protections from Dangers of Secondhand Smoke in Multiunit Housing, says American Lung Association
October 20, 2016
- Funding $6.5 Million in Lung Health Research, American Lung Association Details Promising Investments in Research Awards Nationwide Report
October 18, 2016
- Immunotherapy—Helping Your Immune System Target Lung Cancer
September 26, 2016
- Momentum Research Award to Overcome Lung Cancer Treatment Resistance in Women Presented to Dr. David Brian Shackelford
September 20, 2016
- New Interception Dream Team Announced to Research Opportunities to Detect Early and Intercept Development of Lung Cancer Cells to Save Lives
September 15, 2016
- American Lung Association Applauds EPA’s Update to Cross-State Air Pollution Rule
September 7, 2016
- American Lung Association Invests More Than $6.38 Million in Fiscal Year 2017, Announces New Awards and Grants for Lung Disease Research
August 23, 2016
Stories of Lung Cancer Early Detection
Right now, the best way to detect lung cancer early is through lung cancer screening for high-risk individuals. But for too many people, lung cancer is found by chance.
Helping Our Veterans Breathe Easier
The members of our armed forces, active and veterans, make tremendous sacrifices to serve our country. Their lung health should not be one of them. They have earned all the support we can give them. This Veteran's Day, we talked to a decorated Gulf War veteran and learned how he, like a true Marine, is battling lung cancer head on.
Lung Cancer: What Everyone Should Know About Screening Options
In honor of Lung Cancer Awareness Month and in an effort to help more Americans learn about this disease, we asked Dr. Andrea McKee what everyone should know about lung cancer screening.
Why We Built a FORCE to Defeat Lung Cancer
More women than ever are dying of lung cancer, and in order to save lives we need to understand why.
The New Lung Cancer Interception Dream Team
Bringing together leaders from across disciplines, institutions, countries and specialties, the new Lung Cancer Interception Dream Team will be tasked with investigating early molecular or other changes that lead to cancer development with the ultimate goal to stop the progress of lung cancer before it starts.
Secondhand Smoke - Firsthand Risk
Today, 28 states and the District of Columbia have passed comprehensive laws to protect their citizens from secondhand smoke. Now it's time for the remaining 22 states to do the same.
The Connection between Lung Cancer and Outdoor Air Pollution
Did you know that air pollution can also cause lung cancer? Overwhelming evidence shows that particle pollution in the outdoor air we breathe, like that coming from vehicle exhaust, coal-fired power plants and other industrial sources, can cause lung cancer.
LUNG FORCE: Immunotherapy Comes of Age
"I became interested in medicine in grade school after volunteering at an emergency room which I found exciting, and then in college I rode along with the student run emergency service," said Dr. Mary Jo Fidler, an oncologist at the Rush University Medical School who's turned her childhood passion for saving lives into a career in the burgeoning field of immunotherapy, particularly as it relates to the treatment of lung cancer.Related Topic: LUNG FORCE
Lung Cancer Research Q&A
Sharad Goyal, MD is the first-ever recipient of The LUNG FORCE Research Innovation Project: Lung Cancer in Women Award, funded by the American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE initiative, which raises awareness of the impact of lung cancer in women and critical funds for lung cancer research.
LUNG FORCE: Patti LaBelle Gets Personal about Losing Loved Ones to Lung Cancer
Grammy Award-winning singer Patti LaBelle lost many people close to her to lung cancer. Two of her sisters, Jackie and Vivian, lost their lives to the disease in their early 40s as well as her first choir instructor who helped shape who she is as a performer.Related Topic: LUNG FORCE