2014 Top 5 Milestones according to Lung Cancer Alliance
- The November 10th CMS draft decision is the last major piece in a long series of validations, including the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) final recommendation for annual lung cancer screening for those at high risk, reaffirming the lifesaving benefits of screening. The final decision, which almost always reflects the draft recommendation, will be released on February 12, 2015 – See more at: http://www.lungcanceralliance.org/blog/top-5-for-lung-cancer-in-2014/#sthash.n3YKaJyk.dpufn
- On July 1st NCI presented to Congress a scientific framework that lays out important steps needed to make advances in small cell lung cancer, one of the most lethal forms of the disease. The report was mandated by the Recalcitrant Cancer Research Act of 2013 – See more at: http://www.lungcanceralliance.org/blog/top-5-for-lung-cancer-in-2014/#sthash.n3YKaJyk.dpuf
- On December 13th, CDMRP approved an additional $10.5M towards the Lung Cancer Research Program, bringing the total federal research funding for lung cancer to $89.5M. – See more at: http://www.lungcanceralliance.org/blog/top-5-for-lung-cancer-in-2014/#sthash.n3YKaJyk.dpuf
- On November 12th the University of Kentucky, the University of Louisville and Lung Cancer Alliance partnered to lead the first of its kind project to reduce the burden of lung cancer in the state of Kentucky, which has more cases of lung cancer than any other state. – See more at: http://www.lungcanceralliance.org/blog/top-5-for-lung-cancer-in-2014/#sthash.n3YKaJyk.dpuf
- On June 16th Lung-MAP, a multi-drug, multi-arm, biomarker-driven clinical trial for patients with advanced squamous cell lung cancer, was announced. This innovative approach to clinical testing is poised to usher in one of the most dramatic advancements in cancer research that we have seen in years – See more at: http://www.lungcanceralliance.org/blog/top-5-for-lung-cancer-in-2014/#sthash.n3YKaJyk.dpuf
Panel Urges Lung Cancer Scans for Millions of U.S. Smokers, Current and Former!
Certain current or former heavy smokers should start getting yearly scans for lung cancer to cut their risk of death from the nation’s top cancer killer, government advisers said Monday — even as they stressed that the tests aren’t for everyone.
The long-anticipated decision by the influential U.S. Preventive Services Task Force says these CT scans of the lungs should be offered only to people at especially high risk: Those who smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years or an equivalent amount, such as two packs a day for 15 years — and who are between the ages of 55 and 80. Read more
Immediate Press Release
Cinderella Cares Foundation put the fun back in fundraiser this past April 26th at the Washington DC Riot Act Comedy club with their Comedy for the Cure 2012, this exciting fun filled event was held to benefit Lung Cancer Alliance and holy Cross Oncology. The evening started with Cinderella Salmon’s daughter,Sonia Salmon-Gayle sharing her mother’s message of joy and of reaching out to others. Emily Ayers of Lung Cancer Alliance informed us about their mission and its national outreach. Dr. Cheryl Aylesworth represented the Holy Cross Cancer Foundation and shared the good news about the programs they offer. Marilyn Martens gave a heartfelt message of hope from the perspective of a survivor.
The entertainment part of the evening began with LA comics Ian Salmon and Sarah Newell. The Kelly Bell Band got us all off our chairs and dancing in the aisles then, nationally known comic Tony Woods left us all laughing as the evening ended. The Comedy for Cure will be an annual event for Cinderella Cares. So if you missed this year’s show make sure you check out the web site to plan for next year. Also Cinderella Cares has several exciting upcoming events you won’t want to miss so go to CinderellaCares.com and plan to join us.
Cinderella Cares would like to thank all of those who made this evening successful as well as our sponsors TARGET, SAFEWAY, CROWN VAN & WAGON, Alfa Pharmacy and Maple Foot Center.
“I have attended many fundraisers in my life and I never enjoyed myself more than tonight “was the message repeated by guest after guest.
Some throw on spandex and take on a satisfying run to relax, others prefer to kick back and laugh out loud with friends. If you fall into the latter category, why not combine your natural inclination for humor with a charitable cause?
Founded in 2011, Cinderella Cares‘ aims to raise money for the many people living with lung cancer by raising money through the arts. Inspired by a woman named Cinderella Samuels Salmon, who devoted herself to caring for the sick before she herself succumbed to cancer, the organization launched Comedy for a Cure.
Washington’s well-known Riot Act Comedy Theater is hosting the first Comedy for a Cure gala benefiting Holy Cross Hospital and Lung Cancer Alliance. The fundraiser features Mix 106.5’s very own deejay Jojo Girard, with musicians like The Kelly Bell Band, a popular blues band, as well as comedians like Tony Woods, Ian Salmon and Sarah Newell presenting a diverse range of humorous standup.
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