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  • Precision Medicine: How We Got Here
    January 6, 2016  |  Susan Rappaport
    It’s often been said that the way research happens is serendipitous. One discovery opens the door to another, and that progression is what paves the way to better treatments and perhaps, someday, cures.
    Related Topics:  LUNG FORCE, Research, Science,
  • Getting Up Close and Personal with Radon
    January 6, 2016  |  Kim Lacina
    After listing our home for sale, we received an offer, contingent upon a radon test and a mitigation system, if the level tested too high. I thought nothing of it since I had tested my home three years prior.
    Related Topics:  Healthy Air, Health & Wellness,
  • LUNG FORCE: Kellie Pickler Shares How She Suddenly Lost Her Grandmother to Lung Cancer
    November 23, 2015  |  Editorial Staff
    Music star Kellie Pickler was only 15 years old when her beloved grandmother, Faye Pickler, the woman she called "Mom," was diagnosed with lung cancer. For her grandmother the battle was over just as soon as it began. Only one day after she was diagnosed, Faye passed away. Did you know less than half of women diagnosed with lung cancer will be alive one year after diagnosis? According to a recent American Lung Association survey, less than a quarter of women were aware of this startling fact.
    Related Topic:  LUNG FORCE
  • LUNG FORCE: Seeing Cancer Research Differently
    November 20, 2015  |  Editorial Staff
    Cancer doesn't discriminate. American Lung Association Lung Cancer Discovery Award recipient for "Novel Approach to Block Lung Cancer Development in Smokers," Dr. Nancy McNamara, is an associate professor at the University of California, San Francisco. She started her work in lung cancer research with a look at how cigarette smoke affects airways. Dr. McNamara uses laboratory modeling to mimic how early exposure to smoke causes healthy cells to become tumor cells in the lung.
    Related Topic:  LUNG FORCE
  • LUNG FORCE Dying for Awareness: The Lung Cancer Issue
    November 17, 2015  |  Bryan Hanson
    With 20-plus years in healthcare, not much shocks me. But, lung cancer — lung cancer is a different story. When I learned that lung cancer is the number one cause of cancer-related deaths for women, I admit I was astounded. I thought it had to be breast cancer — breast cancer gets so much attention. But no. It really is lung cancer. In fact, each year lung cancer kills more people than breast, prostate and colon cancers combined.
    Related Topic:  LUNG FORCE
  • LUNG FORCE Hero Wendy Sparks
    November 3, 2015  |  Editorial Staff
    Everyone loved Nikki. As the Director of Behavioral Health at the Oklahoma City Indian Clinic, and really throughout her career as a licensed professional counselor, Nikki reached many people, from foster children and those suffering from mental illness to those in the prison population. She always succeeded in what she did - quick to excel and swift to offer a helping hand. She cared about people, and people cared about her.
    Related Topic:  LUNG FORCE
  • How Life Changes After Lung Cancer - 3 Stories
    November 1, 2015  |  Editorial Staff
    Coping with complex emotions, navigating treatment, finding support and learning to adapt are some of the challenges of living with lung cancer. These survivors share their experiences.
    Related Topic:  LUNG FORCE
  • LUNG FORCE Turquoise Takeover - May 12-16
    July 20, 2015  |  Editorial Staff
    A wave of turquoise hit the Tribeca Grand Hotel at the American Lung Association’s star-studded LUNG FORCE event. Country singer Kellie Pickler, and actresses Laura Dern and Valerie Harper were on-site to discuss their connections to lung cancer after the unveiling of the moving Share Your Voice video, which featured the stars and women affected by lung cancer across the country.
    Related Topic:  LUNG FORCE
  • LUNG FORCE Walk New York 2015 – A Turquoise Takeover of South Street Seaport
    July 12, 2015  |  Editorial Staff
    The tents were up bright and early on the morning of May 16, 2015, despite the dark clouds looming over the seaport and a temporary downpour that left puddles of water around the LUNG FORCE Walk vendor booths. But as walkers started to arrive, the clouds began to part.
    Related Topic:  LUNG FORCE
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