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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

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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. […]