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ASCO: Lung Ca Tests Would Cost Medicare Billions

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 14th, 2014 |

Date: 5/14/14 Outlet Full Name: Med Page Today Author: Crystal Phend http://www.medpagetoday.com/MeetingCoverage/ASCO/45780 Lung cancer screening of the Medicare population would have a big impact on stage at detection, but at the hefty price of $9.3 billion over the first 5 years, a modeling study showed. A conservative phase-in of screening for those 65 and older […]

Valerie Harper Headlines Hearing on Cancer Research

Posted by Samantha Powell on May 7th, 2014 |

News Headline: Valerie Harper Headlines Hearing on Cancer Research Date: 5/7/14 Outlet Full Name: CBS News Author: Jessica Firger http://www.cbsnews.com/news/valerie-harper-headlines-hearing-on-cancer-research/ Follow Link Above to Watch Video More than half of all cancers diagnosed in the U.S. are in men and women over age 55, and yet the majority of clinical trial participants are much younger. […]

E-Cigarette Firms Targeting Young People, Lawmakers Say

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 14th, 2014 |

Date: 4/14/14 Outlet Full Name: Los Angeles Times Author: Lalita Clozel http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-congress-ecigarettes-study-20140415,0,3237846.story#axzz2yyUwyFSr E-cigarette companies are preying on young consumers by using candy flavors, social media ads and free samples at rock concerts, according to a report released Monday by Democratic legislators. A survey of nine electronic-cigarette companies found most were taking advantage of the lack […]

Illinois Could Soon Become the Next State to Ban Smoking In Cars With Children Inside

Posted by Samantha Powell on February 19th, 2014 |

News Headline: Illinois Could Soon Become the Next State to Ban Smoking In Cars With Children Inside Date: 2/19/14 Outlet Full Name: Huffington Post Author: Joseph Erbentraut http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/02/19/illinois-smoking-ban-cars-with-children_n_4818018.html Another state could soon ban smokers from lighting up while in a car carrying passengers under the age of 18. Illinois State Sen. Ira Silverstein, a Chicago […]

Trebling Tobacco Tax ‘Could Prevent 200 Million Early Deaths’

Posted by Samantha Powell on January 1st, 2014 |

News Headline:  Trebling Tobacco Tax ‘Could Prevent 200 Million Early Deaths’ Date:  1/1/14 Outlet Full Name:  Reuters Author:  Kate Kelland http://www.reuters.com/article/2014/01/01/us-smoking-tax-idUSBREA000IW20140101 (Reuters) – Trebling tobacco tax globally would cut smoking by a third and prevent 200 million premature deaths this century from lung cancer and other diseases, researchers said on Wednesday. In a review in […]

Cancer Progress Threatened by Budget Cuts in Congress, Group Says

Posted by Samantha Powell on December 10th, 2013 |

News Headline:  Cancer Progress Threatened by Budget Cuts in Congress, Group Says Date:  12/10/13 Outlet Full Name:  NBC News Author:  Maggie Fox http://www.nbcnews.com/health/cancer-care-progress-threatened-congress-budget-cuts-group-says-2D11718659 Nine new cancer drugs approved in just one year. A speedy new process for approving drugs that gets breakthrough treatments to cancer patients faster. New research that shows a cheap household product […]

Top Cancer Killer Ranks Low For Research Funds

Posted by Samantha Powell on December 3rd, 2013 |

News Headline:  Top Cancer Killer Ranks Low For Research Funds Date:  12/3/13 Outlet Full Name:  San Francisco Gate Author:  Kathryn Roethel http://www.sfgate.com/health/article/Top-cancer-killer-ranks-low-for-research-funds-5032340.php When it comes to U.S. cancer research funding, deadly disease doesn’t always translate into dollars. Lung cancer – the nation’s top cancer killer – ranks near the bottom by many measures of funding. […]

How the Government Shutdown May Affect People with Lung Cancer

Posted by Samantha Powell on October 13th, 2013 |

News Headline: How the Government Shutdown May Affect People with Lung Cancer Date:  10/13/13 Outlet Full Name: About.com – Lung Cancer Author Name: Lynne Eldridge MD http://lungcancer.about.com/b/2013/10/13/how-the-government-shutdown-may-affect-people-with-lung-cancer.htm Since the government shutdown 2 weeks ago, I’ve heard speculation on a multitude of ways that people will be affected. But our About.com Expert for Cancer expressed my thoughts to a […]

Free Seminar for Cancer Patients – Affordable Care Act 2013 and Patient Assistance Programs

Posted by Samantha Powell on September 9th, 2013 |

News Headline: Free Seminar for Cancer Patients – Affordable Care Act 2013 and Patient Assistance Programs Date: 9/9/13 Outlet Full Name: About.com – Lung Cancer Author Name: Lynne Eldridge http://lungcancer.about.com/b/2013/09/10/free-seminar-for-cancer-patients-affordable-care-act-2013-and-patient-assistance-programs.htm When we have cancer, it seems it should be enough to learn the lingo surrounding our diagnosis and treatment options. That’s like taking double-time graduate […]

Statement from Research!America President and CEO Mary Woolley on President Obama’s FY14 Budget Proposal

Posted by Samantha Powell on April 10th, 2013 | No comments

Statement from Research!America President and CEO Mary Woolley on President Obama’s FY14 Budget Proposal The president’s FY14 budget proposal offers a lifeline for medical research to replace sequestration’s damaging footprints. The budget includes $31.3 billion for the National Institutes of Health, as well as increases for the Food and Drug Administration and National Science Foundation. […]