Latest Lung Cancer News
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- 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
- American Lung Association Invests More Than $6 Million in Lung Health Research
August 17, 2016
- New American Thoracic Society and Marron Institute Report ‘Health of the Air’ Underscores Need, Health Benefits of Strong Air Pollution Standards
August 10, 2016
- White House Hosts Cancer Moonshot Summits in Communities Nationwide to Spark New Collaborations, End Cancer As We Know It
June 30, 2016
- LUNG FORCE Research Innovation Project: Lung Cancer in Women
May 24, 2016
- New Research Funded by American Lung Association Addresses Gender Differences in Lung Cancer
May 24, 2016
- American Lung Association's LUNG FORCE Partners with Patti LaBelle in a New Video to Raise Awareness of Lung Cancer in Women
May 10, 2016
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.
Fighting for Lung Cancer Patients: My experience at LUNG FORCE Advocacy Day
I was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer on September 27, 2011. I will never forget that day and the doctor's exact words: "You have lung cancer that has already spread to your spine." I was 40 years old, very active and fit, and had no known risk factors. I was learning, like thousands of others, that you only need lungs to get lung cancer.
LUNG FORCE: Celebrating Women's History Month and Fighting Lung Cancer with Valerie Harper
America absolutely fell in love with Valerie Harper for her portrayal of Rhoda Morgenstern in The Mary Tyler Moore Show. Rhoda and Mary were an unstoppable team, especially when they were both single, but it was Rhoda that stole the show. She was spunky, brash and fun, brave enough to move to New York on her own, and divorced "unapologetically" in an era when this was uncommon.
LUNG FORCE: Former Washington D.C. News Anchor and Reporter Shares How She is Surviving Lung Cancer
Only 4 percent of all cancer survivors today are lung cancer survivors. That's why Greta Kreuz, one of our most recognizable LUNG FORCE Heroes, is grateful to join fellow survivors from every state on Capitol Hill to share her very personal story and show support for more robust and sustained federal funding increases for NIH research that will produce additional methods for early detection and better treatments for lung cancer.
The Urgent Need for Increased Lung Cancer Research Funding
It's not just that lung cancer is the leading cancer killer of both women and men, killing almost twice as many women as any other cancer. The startling truth is that on average, close to half of all women diagnosed with lung cancer will not survive one year. New treatment options are desperately and urgently needed to save lives, and the American Lung Association has made supporting lung cancer research a top priority.
Tips for Eating Right During Lung Cancer Treatment
Having lung cancer - and the ups and downs of treatment, stress and lifestyle changes that often come with it - can throw a wrench into healthy eating habits. But getting proper nutrition during lung cancer treatment is especially important, because eating the right kinds of foods can help you feel better and stay stronger.
Precision Medicine: How We Got Here
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.
Getting Up Close and Personal with Radon
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.
LUNG FORCE: Kellie Pickler Shares How She Suddenly Lost Her Grandmother to Lung Cancer
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.
LUNG FORCE: Seeing Cancer Research Differently
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.