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Vanderbilt Team’s Discovery Offers New Insight on Lung Cancer Risk

Source: Vanderbilt University
Date: March 6, 2017
Researchers in the Schools of Medicine and Engineering at Vanderbilt University have discovered a proteomic “signature” from the airways of heavy smokers that could lead to better risk assessment and perhaps new ways to stop lung cancer before it starts.
Vanderbilt Team’s Discovery Offers New Insight on Lung Cancer Risk

2017 Annual Meeting Highlights

By: Cynamon Frierson
Date: March 2, 2017
From our tremendous volunteers, to significant program growth, to important research, this year’s Annual Meeting & Research Update from Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina (LCINC) celebrated highlights from 2016 and plans for the coming year. Held on Sunday, February 26 at the Brier Creek Country Club, more than 65 people including lung cancer survivors, advocates, health care specialists and pharmaceutical industry partners attended the event.
2017 Annual Meeting Highlights

Black History Month 2017

By: Lung Cancer Initiative
Date: February 17, 2017
Since 1976, every February has been nationally recognized as Black History Month, a time dedicated to honoring the accomplishments of black Americans throughout our history. Many have led the way and made major contributions to science and medicine such as Daniel Hale Williams, the first person to successfully complete open heart surgery. Another great individual is Patricia Bath, the first African-American female doctor to receive a patent for a medical invention. As we celebrate the contributions of African-Americans this month and every month, we should also take a minute to address the disparities in cancer incidences among African-Americans.
Black History Month 2017

Happy Valentine's Day 2017

By: Michael Sulick
Date: February 13, 2017
Valentine’s Day is a day dedicated to celebrating the virtues of love and the selflessness it often entails. In celebration of Valentine’s Day this year, we want to recognize those who serve as caregivers to their loved ones. Today, Michael Sulick is going to share a little bit about his journey as a caregiver to his beloved wife, Shirley, as she undergoes treatment.
Happy Valentine's Day 2017

Lung cancer organizations write to Congress for support of ensuring access to healthcare for the more than tens of millions of Americans living with or at risk for lung cancer. As Congress moves forward with its discussions regarding healthcare, we ask that they recognize those impacted by lung cancer need access to quality and affordable healthcare.
Letter from Lung Cancer Groups to Congress Regarding Healthcare Coverage

Joy Divine's Lung Cancer Story

By: Joy Divine
Date: January 30, 2017
Joy Divine was a healthy and active 38-year-old, working in finance and as a personal trainer when she was diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer, in July of 2015. It had spread to both of her lungs, her heart, lymph nodes and hip bones. By June of 2016, her cancer had spread to her brain. More than a year later, Joy’s treatment and her team of doctors at CMC Levine Cancer Institute allow her to live a relatively “normal” life.
Joy Divine's Lung Cancer Story

Guest Post: Genomic Testing

Source: Don't Guess, Test Lung Cancer
Date: January 23, 2017
In North Carolina, lung cancer is a problem. The North Carolina State Center for Health Statistics projected there would be 8,768 new cases of lung cancer and 6,191 deaths from lung cancer in 2016. In 2012, lung cancer accounted for 29.6 percent of cancer deaths in North Carolina according to the North Carolina Division of Public Health. According to Matthew Boyter, a resident in radiation oncology at Duke University, lung cancer causes more than a million deaths each year worldwide. Michelle Aurelius, a pathologist who diagnoses cancer and signs death certificates for North Carolina wrote that North Carolina has a higher mortality rate from lung cancer compared to the U.S. But with modern technology, there are now new precision therapeutics that allow for patients to be tested based on their DNA.
Guest Post: Genomic Testing

Meet the Spring 2017 Interns - Morgan and Kaley

By: Morgan Howard
Date: January 16, 2017
What do you want to do with the rest of your life? Like most other college students, that question has consumed much of my thoughts for the last several years. Fast forward three and a half years and I think I finally have it figured out. My name is Morgan Howard and I am the Spring 2017 Communications and Marketing Intern.
Meet the Spring 2017 Interns - Morgan and Kaley

Lung Cancer Survivor and Wife to Run Kiawah Half Marathon

By: Cynamon Frierson
Date: December 9, 2016
For the average person, running 13.1 miles can sound like a daunting task. Now imagine running that distance while battling lung cancer! That is just what lung cancer survivor Rob Youth and his wife Amanda plan to do on Saturday, December 10, 2016. They plan to run the Kiawah Half Marathon as well as raise funds and awareness surrounding lung cancer.
Lung Cancer Survivor and Wife to Run Kiawah Half Marathon

Anne Marie Byrd - Lung Cancer Survivor

By: Anne Marie Byrd
Date: November 10, 2016
Anne Marie Byrd relapsed after 2 ½ years of being cancer free but this time, research allowed her to not have to endure the harsh side effects from chemotherapy treatments. Instead, she had immunotherapy infusions which allowed her own immune system to fight her lung cancer and she is now cancer free.
Anne Marie Byrd - Lung Cancer Survivor

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