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Anne Marie Byrd - Lung Cancer Survivor

Anne Marie Byrd - Lung Cancer Survivor

  On May 8, 2014 upon completion of four cycles of adjuvant chemotherapy with Cisplatin/Alimta I received the verdict:  I WAS IN REMISSION.  My original diagnosis was stage II adenocarcinoma of the lung.  It was my upper left lobe.  I had surgery to remove the tumor in December of 2013.  I had 10

Reflections of a Lung Cancer Patient and Survivor - Tomma Hargraves

Reflections of a Lung Cancer Patient and Survivor - Tomma Hargraves

“We received the results of your biopsy on that lymph node, Mrs. Hargraves.  Would you like to come into the office?”  Thus, with that phone call from my primary care physician, my journey with lung cancer began.  After a CT scan later that day, I was officially diagnosed with stage 3B, non-small

Cancer Services and Community Health Coalition Both Receive $5,000 Access Grants

Cancer Services and Community Health Coalition Both Receive $5,000 Access Grants

  The Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina is pleased to announce Cancer Services and Community Health Coalition as the recipients of 5,000 Access Grants each.  The goal of the Access Grant Program is to partner with community organizations in North Carolina to improve access to care and

Mesothelioma Awareness Day

Mesothelioma Awareness Day

The other day I was in Lowe’s looking for light bulbs and an elderly man was wearing a hat with the ship he served on just like the one my grandfather wore daily.  The emotions caught me off guard.  I will miss seeing my grandfather or ‘Old Man’ wearing a similar hat.  My grandfather served over 20

2016 Online Survey

2016 Online Survey

Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina has been experiencing exciting growth over the last couple years, and we are committed to continuing to improve our services to the state as we grow. This summer we are excited to embark on an organizational assessment and strategic planning process as we

Lung Cancer Biosimilar Study

Lung Cancer Biosimilar Study

Lung Cancer Biosimilar Study Boehringer Ingelheim has an international clinical research study with a potential new treatment for nonsquamous non-small cell lung cancer.  Back in May during Clinical Trials Awareness Week, we mentioned the importance of taking part in clinical research and shared

Guest Post: E-Cigarette Use Among Youth in North Carolina

Guest Post: E-Cigarette Use Among Youth in North Carolina

E-Cigarette Use Among Youth in North Carolina Between 2011 and 2015, the rate of electronic cigarette (e-cigarette) use among North Carolina high school students increased 888% according to the 2015 North Carolina Youth Tobacco Survey. That is not a typo! Almost 17 percent of high school students

Garst Named To Top Cancer Doctors List

Garst Named To Top Cancer Doctors List

Original article is by Karen E. Butler and can be found here. Newsweek magazine online recently published the Castle Connolly Medical LTD list of “Top Cancer Doctors.” Medical oncologist Jennifer Garst, MD, professor of medicine, was among those named to the 2015 list. Garst, who practices at

Clinical Trials Awareness Week

Clinical Trials Awareness Week

  Clinical Trials Awareness Week Perhaps the first few thoughts that come to mind when you think of clinical trials aren’t necessarily the most positive.  However, this should not be the case.  Many of the major advances that have been made in diagnosing and treating various diseases and

National Minority Cancer Awareness Week 2016

National Minority Cancer Awareness Week 2016

National Minority Cancer Awareness Week For the past twenty-nine years, the third week in April has been designated as National Minority Cancer Awareness Week.  This year, it runs April 10 through April 16.  The importance of this week is well explained in the Congressional Record, “While cancer

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