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  • Stories of Lung Cancer Early Detection
    November 17, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    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.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE,
  • Helping Our Veterans Breathe Easier
    November 9, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    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.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE,
  • Lung Cancer: What Everyone Should Know About Screening Options
    November 1, 2016  |  Andrea McKee, M.D.
    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.
    Related Topics:  Health & Wellness, LUNG FORCE,
  • Why We Built a FORCE to Defeat Lung Cancer
    October 12, 2016  |  Harold P. Wimmer
    More women than ever are dying of lung cancer, and in order to save lives we need to understand why.
    Related Topics:  LUNG FORCE, Impact,
  • The New Lung Cancer Interception Dream Team
    October 6, 2016  |  Harold P. Wimmer
    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.
    Related Topics:  LUNG FORCE, Impact, Science, Research,
  • Secondhand Smoke - Firsthand Risk
    June 23, 2016  |  Harold P. Wimmer
    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.
    Related Topics:  Tobacco & Smoking, Impact,
  • The Connection between Lung Cancer and Outdoor Air Pollution
    June 21, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    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.
    Related Topics:  Healthy Air, LUNG FORCE,
  • LUNG FORCE: Immunotherapy Comes of Age
    June 13, 2016  |  Deborah Copaken
    "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
    May 24, 2016  |  Susan Rappaport
    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.
    Related Topics:  LUNG FORCE, Impact, Research,
  • LUNG FORCE: Patti LaBelle Gets Personal about Losing Loved Ones to Lung Cancer
    May 9, 2016  |  Editorial Staff
    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
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