An Update on the Burn Pits Accountability Act of 2019

2019-07-17T10:10:20-05:00July 17th, 2019|Hot Topics, News|

Click here to read our statement in support of the legislation. GO2 Foundation for Lung Cancer is pleased to report the recent advancement of the Burn Pits Accountability Act. We strongly support this legislation as a first step to ensure that all those affected by burn pit toxins are accounted for, in order to call for further research focused on these veterans. Since the Persian Gulf War, a common waste disposal practice at military sites outside the United States was [...]

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) [...]