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The Right Woman for the Job: The Bonnie J. Addario Story

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Posted by Samantha Powell on June 1st, 2012 | No comments

LSF Magazine: Summer 2012 In late 2003, Bonnie J. Addario felt a shooting pain across her chest. Her physician suspected herniated disks, but prescribed therapies failed to alleviate her discomfort. Eventually, a CT (computed tomography) scan revealed a suspicious shadow on her left lung. Bonnie was informed by doctors that she had lung cancer, and […]

Storming the Silos

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Posted by Samantha Powell on June 1st, 2012 | No comments

In Part I, we recounted how former oil executive Bonnie J. Addario survived lung cancer and embraced a new calling: patient activism. She started the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) with two goals: 1) to raise public awareness about the relative neglect of lung cancer in biomedical research, and 2) to help lung […]