Get Well Soon Justice Ginsburg

2018-12-21T21:38:16-05:00December 21st, 2018|Hot Topics, News|

On behalf of the lung cancer community we serve, we send our best wishes for a speedy recovery to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. According to a Supreme Court press release, Justice Ginsburg is now resting comfortably after undergoing a pulmonary lobectomy today. Two nodules, found to be malignant on initial pathology evaluation, were removed. The nodules were incidental findings from tests used to diagnose and treat Justice Ginsburg’s recent rib fractures from a November 7 fall. “We are relieved [...]

VA-PALS – Improving Lung Cancer Screening For Our Veterans

2019-05-20T19:53:18-05:00January 25th, 2018|Hot Topics, News|

By: Angela Criswell, Senior Manager of Medical Outreach Lung cancer among veterans is a serious issue because they face higher incidence rates of the disease and lower survival rates compared with civilian populations. The disproportionate impact of lung cancer on veterans is due in part to higher smoking prevalence as well as occupational exposures including radon, asbestos and diesel exhaust among other known carcinogens. Because of the vital need for lung cancer early detection among veterans, Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) [...]