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Lung Cancer Alliance praises NCI’s new ALCHEMIST trial

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 19th, 2014 |

Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) President & CEO, Laurie Fenton Ambrose praised the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) new trial, launched today, that will focus on the prevention of recurrence in two specific types of lung cancers when they are caught at early stage and surgically removed. “This trial demonstrates the power of CT screening to open […]

Lung Congress to Offer Thorough Review of Latest Research Findings

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 31st, 2014 |

The 15th Annual International Lung Cancer Congress, which began today in Huntington Beach, California and will continue through Saturday, will offer an array of information presented by multidisciplinary experts—in a brand-new format. “It’s set up to be a think tank, with 200 lung cancer experts plus participants [from the audience endeavoring] to digest what was […]

Foundation Medicine Releases Enhanced Version of FoundationOne(R)

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 29th, 2014 |

Foundation Medicine, Inc. (NASDAQ: FMI) today announced the launch of an updated FoundationOne(R), incorporating several enhancements that reflect the company’s ongoing commitment to innovation in patient care. The latest version of the most comprehensive genomic profile validated for clinical use features advancements to several components of this unique end-to-end solution, and will be commercially available, […]

Fighting cancer with a pink and green powerboat


Posted by Samantha Powell on July 21st, 2014 |

See that pink and green boat with wings, roaring up the course? That boat is helping save lives. The boat, Early Detection, is a platform for the promotion of the life-saving benefits of the early testing and the early detection of cancer. But it also offers to anyone who’s ever wanted to drive a powerboat […]

“As a young lung cancer patient, I had to find my own path”: Fighting stage IV with full force

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 15th, 2014 |

We’ve partnered with Inspire, a company that builds and manages online support communities for patients and caregivers, to launch a patient-focused series here on Scope. Once a month, patients affected by serious and often rare diseases share their unique stories; this month’s bonus column comes from patient advocate Emily Bennett Taylor. When I was diagnosed […]

Twitter Hits and Impressions Double At #ASCO14

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 10th, 2014 |

Last month, oncologists were a-twitter about the American Society of Clinical Oncology’s annual meeting—#ASCO14 for those conversant in Twitter parlance. According to numbers from Symplur, a U.S. firm specializing in health care social media analytics, tweets from the meeting hit 38,056 this year, greatly outstripping the 14,634 sent out at the 2013 convention. “Impressions,” a […]

Lung cancer survivors urged to share story, but stigma proves a challenge

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 9th, 2014 |

The Lung Association is reaching out to lung cancer survivors and their families in the hopes of hearing about their personal experiences, but they say the stigma attached to the disease is proving to be a challenge. Robert MacDonald’s father died from lung cancer in 2011. He says the community and health professionals were very […]

American Lung Association in California Hosts Inaugural Lung Force Gala Honoring Top Lung Health Advocates

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 1st, 2014 |

The American Lung Association in California hosted its LUNG FORCE Gala on Saturday, June 28, and honored individuals and organizations for their significant contributions to increase awareness of lung cancer and make lung cancer in women a public health priority. The honorees were presented with LUNG FORCE awards at this inaugural event, which was held […]

Not just smokers: Every woman is at risk for lung cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 23rd, 2014 |

Every five minutes, a woman in the United States is diagnosed with lung cancer, including nearly 2,000 this year from Arizona. Half of these women will not be alive a year later, and two-thirds of women diagnosed never smoked or are former smokers. The American Lung Association is racing against the clock to save women’s […]

Jewel Releases New Song To Raise Awareness Of Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on June 4th, 2014 |

Grammy-nominated singer-songwriter Jewel has unveiled a new song, “Sing On,” in support of LUNG FORCE, a new initiative to make lung cancer in women a public health priority, drive policy change and increase research funding. LUNG FORCE is a national movement led by the American Lung Association in partnership with national presenting sponsor CVS Caremark. […]