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California Woman Who Beat Stage IV Lung Cancer at 28 Fulfills Dream of Having a Family

Posted by Gianna Nannini on December 31st, 2015 |

Emily Bennett Taylor was getting ready to celebrate her second wedding anniversary with her college sweetheart when she went to the doctor for a persistent cough she thought was allergies. Days later, the 28-year-old former college athlete who had never smoked a cigarette in her life was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer.

Foundation Medicine Announces National Agreement with UnitedHealthcare for FoundationOne® in Metastatic Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer

Posted by Gianna Nannini on December 23rd, 2015 |

Foundation Medicine, Inc. (NASDAQ:FMI) today announced that it has signed a national agreement for FoundationOne®, a comprehensive genomic profiling assay for solid tumors… Read More

7 new drugs approved for lung cancer in 2015!

Posted by Gianna Nannini on December 18th, 2015 |

The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) applauds the medical research community and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for putting a heightened focus on lung cancer diagnostics and treatments. ALCF works everyday to educate patients and their families on the latest advancements, encourage participation in clinical trials and fund life-saving research on… Read More

Advocacy Groups Raise Cancer Patient Awareness of Genomic Profiling, Help Manage Testing Complexity

Posted by Gianna Nannini on December 9th, 2015 |

At a race to raise awareness of lung cancer, Bonnie Addario saw a “darling little lady” running toward her. Before she knew it, the woman threw her arms around her and said, “Bonnie! Bonnie! You saved my life!”

Research making progress on why young non-smokers get lung cancer

Posted by Gianna Nannini on December 7th, 2015 |

It was just a tiny bump behind Corey Wood’s right eye, but her doctor was concerned. The college senior and marathon runner felt fine, but a full-body scan revealed that she had Stage 4 lung cancer. The diagnosis was stunning, both because of Wood’s age and the fact that she has never smoked.