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A portable CT scanner for lung cancer screening will be making the rounds in rural communities across the Carolinas with the launch of a new “mobile lung unit.”
Categories: Lung Cancer News
Mobile Lung Cancer Screening Unit to Make the Rounds in Rural Carolina Communities

Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina, the state’s leading nonprofit organization supporting lung cancer research and education, will host its 10th annual Evening of Hope Gala on Saturday, April 1, from 5:30-11 p.m. at North Ridge Country Club. This year’s theme will be “Roaring Towards a Cure,” and attendees are encouraged to dress in 1920s attire. The black-tie optional celebration and fundraiser will include dinner and drinks, a silent and live auction, and live music from the Carolina Moondogs.
Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina Hosts  Evening of Hope Gala “Roaring Towards a Cure” on April 1

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

Paige Humble Joins Lung Cancer Initiative as Executive Director

By: Lung Cancer Initiative
Date: February 1, 2017
Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina (LCINC), the state’s leading non-profit organization supporting lung cancer research and education, announces the appointment of Paige Humble as Executive Director effective February 16. Ms. Humble comes to LCINC from her previous position as the Associate Director of Service Line Communications and Market Development at Duke Network Services where she served as Duke’s primary liaison for marketing and brand integration efforts with Duke Health’s affiliates and Duke LifePoint hospitals. Ms. Humble has been involved with the organization, as LCINC’s presenting sponsor liaison with Duke Raleigh Hospital since the first 5K fundraiser in 2007. The Board of Directors is confident that Paige’s depth in hospital and healthcare experience will serve the organization well in achieving its vision to improve life for those affected by lung cancer in every county of the state.
Paige Humble Joins Lung Cancer Initiative as Executive Director

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

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