Posts in the “Advocacy Advocacy” category:

More than 600 Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators Convene in Orlando for a Weekend of Education and Networking

Posted by Samantha Powell on September 25th, 2014 |

Patient navigation is among the fastest growing profession in the healthcare field today, with the average navigator being on the job less than five years. Helping to advance this field and the education of its members is the Academy of Oncology Nurse and Patient Navigators (AONN+), the world’s largest professional society for oncology navigators. From… Read More

Why the Diseases That Are the Biggest Killers Get the Least Attention

Posted by Samantha Powell on September 8th, 2014 |

As the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise money for ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) drenched the country this month, every bucket dumped brought attention (and cash flow) toward finding a cure for a devastating neurological disease. It’s an example of a fundraising effort gone (incredibly) right. The ALS Foundation estimates that it’s raised more than $100… Read More

Molly’s Journey, As Seen During Stand Up to Cancer Telecast

Posted by Samantha Powell on September 5th, 2014 |

Meet Molly Golbon. She’s a 39-year old working mother who is living with stage 4 lung cancer. The Menlo Park woman turned what can be a very private battle into a public one, by allowing NBC Bay Area to join her as she receives treatment. “I didn’t think someone like me could get lung cancer,”… Read More

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… Read More

Foundation Medicine Announces 2014 Second Quarter Results and Recent Highlights

Posted by Samantha Powell on August 12th, 2014 |

Foundation Medicine, Inc. (NASDAQ:FMI) today reported financial and operating results for the quarter ended June 30, 2014. — 5,908 clinical tests reported, 263% year-over-year growth — Total revenue of $14.5 million, 145% year-over-year growth — Revenue from clinical testing of $9.4 million, 233% year-over-year growth — Continued commercial expansion, with 60% of tests reported to… Read More

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,… Read More

NFL Linebacker Chris Draft To Attend Day At The Races

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 18th, 2014 |

The event takes place at Del Mar Race Track, 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014 on Sunday, July 27, 2014 from 1 PM – 6 PM. Ms. Flannery, a longtime star on “The Bold and The Beautiful,” participated in a lung cancer storyline on the series, which was recognized for its sensitive and… Read More

LUNGevity Names Bonnie Addario July LUNGevity Hero

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 10th, 2014 |

LUNGevity Foundation announces Bonnie J. Addario, a tenacious lung cancer survivor and advocate, as the July LUNGevity Hero for her work in raising awareness of the disease and funds for lifesaving lung cancer research, especially for early detection methods. In late 2003, Bonnie saw her primary care physician and a neurosurgeon about sharp pain on… Read More

Porter Regional Hospital Named Screening Center of Excellence by Lung Cancer Alliance

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 10th, 2014 |

Porter Regional Hospital has been named a Screening Center for Excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance for its commitment to improving lung cancer detection and care in Northwest Indiana. Porter Regional Hospital received the certification after the launch of the Lung Cancer Screening Program offered by the hospital’s Cancer Care Services. The program offers a… Read More

Star-filled Stand Up To Cancer telecast set for Sept. 5

Posted by Samantha Powell on July 9th, 2014 |

The campaign to Stand Up To Cancer is returning this year to a TV screen near you, and among the celebrities leading the charge: Gwyneth Paltrow. That’s right. After three fundraising telecasts in 2008, 2010 and 2012, performers representing various fields of entertainment are coming together again to present another prime-time broadcast on Sept. 5,… Read More