Highlights from World Conference on Lung Cancer

2018-10-01T13:48:43-05:00September 27th, 2018|Events, Hot Topics, News|

This week, the LCA team attended the 19th Annual World Conference on Lung Cancer (September 23-26, 2018) in Toronto, Canada. Jennifer C. King, PhD, Director of Science and Research, gives us the scoop on some of the research and treatment breakthroughs, and how they impact you! https://youtu.be/Q2S7akrHUVQ SCREENING REDUCES MORTALITY! Results from the Dutch-Belgium Lung Cancer Screening trial (NELSON) showed that lung cancer screening significantly reduces lung cancer mortality. In this trial, which was more favorable than the National Lung [...]

Trial Results Show Screening Significantly Reduces Lung Cancer Mortality Rates

2018-09-25T16:03:13-05:00September 25th, 2018|Hot Topics, News|

Washington, DC [September 25, 2018] – Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) applauds the results of the Dutch-Belgium Lung Cancer Screening trial (NELSON) announced today in Toronto, Canada at the IASLC 19th World Conference on Lung Cancer. The NELSON study was a population-based, controlled trial that enrolled 15,792 individuals, who were randomized 1:1 to either the study arm or control arm. Study arm participants were offered CT screenings at baseline, one, three and five and one-half years after randomization. No screenings were [...]

LCA Survey Results Show Unmet Emotional Needs of Long-Term Survivors

2018-09-24T14:20:59-05:00September 24th, 2018|Hot Topics, News|

Sunday, September 23, 2018 -- Lung Cancer Alliance's Director of Support Initiatives, Maureen Rigney, LICSW presented findings from a survey done on long-term lung cancer survivors at the official press conference at the 19th Annual World Conference on Lung Cancer in Toronto, Canada. Online survey data showed lung cancer survivors indicate that emotional effects, unlike physical impacts, are more problematic for long-term survivors after five years. The survey focused on the treatment and smoking histories of 820 respondents. “Symptoms like shortness [...]

LCA’s Research Showcased on a World Stage

2018-10-04T13:38:47-05:00September 18th, 2018|Hot Topics, News|

The Lung Cancer Alliance team is heading to IASLC's World Conference on Lung Cancer (WCLC), Toronto, Canada from September 23-28, 2018 and will be presenting on hot topics in the field of lung cancer including: clinical trials, long-term survivorship, stigma, advocacy and much more! Below are details on our whereabouts and what we will be discussing.  If you are in Toronto, stop by! For news and updates live from the event, follow us on Twitter at @LCAorg or via the event [...]