Now Is the Time for Advocacy At Home!

2018-10-25T15:14:04-05:00October 24th, 2018|Hot Topics|

By Elridge Proctor, MPA, Director of Health Policy We have come a long way, but still have far more work to do in raising awareness about the profound impact that lung cancer has on Americans in every state across the nation. November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month and mid-term elections. Now is the time to make a big and final push for the Women and Lung Cancer Research and Preventive Service Act of 2018 (H.R. 4897 and S. 2358). Members of [...]

A Milestone Summit (in more ways than one)!

2018-07-18T20:58:24-05:00July 17th, 2018|Events, Hot Topics|

The 10th Anniversary National Advocacy Summit will be remembered as one of the most impactful and memorable gatherings of the lung cancer community to date. Not only did we have a record number of lung cancer survivors represented (nearly half of the 120 attendees!), but we also received more verbal commitments to support of the Women and Lung Cancer Research and Preventive Services Act than ever before. Day 1 – LISTEN. LEARN. TRAIN. On Tuesday, July 10, we hit the [...]

A Message from the LCA Board Chair – Lung Cancer:  A Women’s Health Imperative  

2019-05-20T18:09:50-05:00March 1st, 2018|Hot Topics, News|

By: Cheryl Healton, DrPH - Director of the Global Institute of Public Health, Dean of College of Global Public Health, New York University Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death of women both in the United States and around the world. It claims more lives of women than breast and all gynecological cancers – combined.  Today in the U.S., an estimated 193 women will die of lung cancer each day, that’s one every 7 minutes. Despite substantial improvements [...]