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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

New Study Claims High Glycemic Diets Might Correlate with Lung Cancer Risk

New Study Claims High Glycemic Diets Might Correlate with Lung Cancer Risk

When the average American thinks of the word “diet,” their mind automatically fills with thoughts of food; the control or lack of control one has when it comes to eating certain foods, and the obvious “is this going to make me gain or lose weight?” While many of us focus on whether the food we are

Guest Post: High School Tobacco Use on the Rise

Guest Post: High School Tobacco Use on the Rise

North Carolina is moving backward in the fight against tobacco use, which continues to be the number one cause of preventable death in our state. According to the 2013 North Carolina Youth Tobacco Survey (the 2015  data is not yet available), cigarette use among high schoolers had declined

The Importance of Caregivers

The Importance of Caregivers

In honor of Valentine’s Day, we would like to recognize the important role loved ones play in our lives.  Caregivers can come in many different ways, spouses, friends, family members, or even volunteers just to name a few.  Today, we are recognizing one special caregiver.  Survivor, Justin Brian

Cancer Moonshot

Cancer Moonshot

Recently, the White House announced a new 1 billion program to hopefully defeat cancer called the National Cancer Moonshot.  This is exciting news to us here at the Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina.  Whether you know somebody who has been affected by cancer or you yourself have been through

January is National Radon Action Month - Take Action in Your Own Home!

January is National Radon Action Month - Take Action in Your Own Home!

In Honor of National Radon Action Month, the Lung Cancer Initiative of N.C. has teamed up with the N.C. Radon Program to provide free short-term radon test kits.   Radon is the second-leading cause of lung cancer in the United States;  the Initiative wants to educate about the dangers of

What You've Made Possible

Every person with lung cancer deserves a brighter tomorrow. Please consider a tax-deductible year end gift to help us provide hope. Your support has helped make the Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina the leading lung cancer organization in the state. We are so grateful to you for

Fda Grants Genentech’s Alecensa® (Alectinib) Accelerated Approval For People With A Specific Type Of Lung Cancer

Genentech, a member of the Roche Group, announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) granted accelerated approval to Alecensa® (alectinib) for the treatment of people with anaplastic lymphoma kinase (ALK)-positive, metastatic non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) who have

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