Congress Brings Heightened Focus On Lung Cancer

By Lung Cancer Alliance, Special for  USDR

Today, Laurie Fenton Ambrose, President & CEO of Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA) hailed the establishment of the first bi-partisan Lung Cancer Caucus in the United States House of Representatives and thanked Congressman Rick Nolan (D-MN), Congressman Frank LoBiondo (R-NJ) and Congresswoman Lois Capps (D-CA) for leading this  effort.

“This is a great day for our community,” said Fenton Ambrose. “Now we have a long sought opportunity to bring higher profile visibility to lung cancer issues where policy decisions are made. Thank you Congressman Nolan, Congressman LoBiondo and Congresswoman Capps for taking on this important and life-saving initiative.  We look forward to supporting this effort in the days  ahead.”

The Lung Cancer Caucus will provide valuable information to Congress on a variety of lung cancer topics including eliminating stigma, the state of lung cancer research, screening and treatments to improve survivorship and its impact on women, minority communities and military men and  women.

“We are proud to stand together in taking this important step toward improving understanding of lung cancer and eradicating the stigma that surrounds it,” the Co-Chairs said. “Lung cancer is a terrible disease that has affected so many families. This caucus will aid our colleagues and the American public in their understanding of the issues surrounding those who are living with and those who are at risk for lung  cancer.”

The first briefing in the series will be held in September and focus on stigma entitled:  “Stigma: Hindering Progress and Empathy for Lung Cancer and Those  Impacted”.

About Lung Cancer  Alliance:
Lung Cancer Alliance (LCA),, is committed to saving lives and accelerating research and policy while empowering people living with or at risk for lung cancer. LCA provides live, professional support, referral and information services to patients, their loved ones and those at risk for lung cancer; conducts national awareness campaigns including the award winning No One Deserves to Die Campaign attacking the stigma of the disease, the Moments Campaign spreading word about the risk and screening with a risk navigator tool for consumers and How it Feels to capture what a person experiences the moment they or a loved one finds out they have lung cancer; and advocates for multiple millions in public health dollars for lung cancer research. LCA has earned a prestigious four star rating from Charity  Navigator.

SOURCE Lung Cancer  Alliance

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