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Why I Walk... Mary's Misfits

Why I Walk... Mary's Misfits

Charlotte LUNGe Forward 5K PJ Anderson shares her story about why she walks for lung cancer.   Her team, Mary's Misfits, is named for her sister. My story isn't one with a happy ending, but it is one with hope in mind. I decided to join and participate because my sister, Mary

Why I Walk... Keller Williams Southpark

Why I Walk... Keller Williams Southpark

Charlotte LUNGe Forward 5K The Charlotte LUNGe Forward 5K is June 6, 2015 at Park Road Park.  Here to tell you why they walk is Erika Pitman, and her team, Keller Williams - Southpark. Keller Williams Southpark office is participating in the Charlotte LUNGe Forward 5K in memory of our

Take Action!  Urge House Appropriations Committee Leaders to Support Funding for Tobacco Use Prevention Programs

Take Action! Urge House Appropriations Committee Leaders to Support Funding for Tobacco Use Prevention Programs

Action Alert!      May 5, 2015 Urge House Appropriations Committee Leaders to Support Funding for Tobacco Use Prevention Programs!    HB 450, Appropriate Funds for Tobacco Use Prevention, was introduced by a bipartisan group of legislators last month. Members of the House Appropriations

BI Becomes a Platinum Corporate Sponsor of the Initiative

BI Becomes a Platinum Corporate Sponsor of the Initiative

BI Becomes a Platinum Corporate Sponsor of the Initiative The Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina is pleased to announce that Boehringer Ingelhiem has signed on as a Platinum Corporate Sponsor. Our corporate sponsors are committed to helping us sustain and grow our lung cancer education,

It's Official!  Medicare Now Covers Lung Cancer Screening

It's Official! Medicare Now Covers Lung Cancer Screening

It's Official!  Medicare Now Covers Lung Cancer Screening Yesterday, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued their final decision requiring Medicare coverage of  Low-Dose CT Scans for lung cancer. The coverage is effective immediately. "CMS has made a positve and

Tell the FDA not to limit patient access to life-saving tests and therapies

Tell the FDA not to limit patient access to life-saving tests and therapies

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has proposed draft regulations that could limit patient access to potentially life-saving therapies. Sign the petition today and tell them not to limit patient access to precision medicine. What Do We Want? Like the FDA, we want LDTs to be as

North Carolina Finds Answers for a Problem:  How to Pay for Radon Mitigations

North Carolina Finds Answers for a Problem: How to Pay for Radon Mitigations

From a presentation entitled “Financing Radon Mitigation:  New Steps in 2014,” by Phillip Ray Gibson, at the 24th Annual National Radon Training Conference, September 2014 North Carolina is the first state to create a process by which radon mitigations may be accomplished for those persons who

Don't Guess: TEST. Educating patients about precision medicine and the importance of comprehensive genomic testing in lung cancer

Personalized medicine has become a term that is used ubiquitously to describe health care that is customized to a patient; ideally all health care should be administered in this way. In cancer, personalized medicine, or ”precision medicine”, has been adapted based on the understanding that

Lung Cancer Screening to be Covered by Medicare

Lung Cancer Screening to be Covered by Medicare

November is lung cancer awareness month.  And last week the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) has decided that Medicare should cover lung cancer screening for seniors at high risk for the disease. The timing could not be more perfect. Advocates serving the lung cancer community

Tell congress to urge CMS to cover lung cancer screening!

Tell congress to urge CMS to cover lung cancer screening!

 Tell congress to urge CMS to cover lung cancer screening!  CMS must make a preliminary decision by November 8, and is required to issue a final decision by February 8, 2015 on whether or not to cover lung cancer screenings. The  Center  for  Medicare  and  Medicaid  Services  (CMS) 

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