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Herald Sun - Medicare to Cover Lung Cancer Screening

The Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) decided that Medicare should cover lung cancer screening for seniors at high risk for the disease. The timing could not be more perfect, as November is Lung Cancer Awareness Month.

“Don’t Guess. Test.” Campaign Aims to Educate Patients About Comprehensive Genomic Testing in Lung Cancer

“Don’t Guess. Test.” Campaign Aims to Educate Patients About Comprehensive Genomic Testing in Lung Cancer

The “Don’t Guess. Test.” Campaign provides patients and their physicians with information about the rapidly evolving genomic understanding of lung cancer, targeted therapy options and comprehensive genomic profiling.

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) 

Family-Friendly Greensboro LUNGe Forward 5K Raises Funds for Research, Education & Awareness for Lung Cancer

Family-Friendly Greensboro LUNGe Forward 5K Raises Funds for Research, Education & Awareness for Lung Cancer

On Saturday, November 8, 2014, beginning at 8 AM, the Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina will host the 7th annual LUNGe Forward 5 K. The race begins at NewBridge Bank Park, located at 408 Bellemeade St. in Greensboro.

Lung Cancer Initiative of NC Hosts 4th Lung Cancer Advocacy Summit

Lung Cancer Initiative of NC Hosts 4th Lung Cancer Advocacy Summit

Local nonprofit hosts statewide Lung Cancer Summit at N.C. Cancer Hospital.

Golf tournament funds battle against lung cancer

Golf tournament funds battle against lung cancer

The second annual NC Lung Cancer Golf Tournament in Memory of Harold Morrow & Susan C. Hicks will be held Sept. 26 at the Rock Barn Golf and Spa.

Lung Cancer Initiative Awards $100,000 Research Grant

Lung Cancer Initiative Awards $100,000 Research Grant

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Lung Cancer Initiative Awards 100,000 Research Grant to Dr. Kavitha Yaddanapudi, University of Louisville Raleigh, NC (5/8/2014)— The Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina (LCINC) has announced Dr. Kavitha Yaddanapudi as the 2014 recipient of their Young Investigator

UNC’s Dr. Jared Weiss joins Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina’s Board

UNC’s Dr. Jared Weiss joins Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina’s Board

Media Contact: Heather Hooper, Executive Director 919.784.0410 hhooper@LungCancerInitiativeNC.org UNC’s Dr. Jared Weiss joins Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina’s Board (2/19/2014) – RALEIGH, NC - The Lung Cancer Initiative of North Carolina (LCINC), the state’s leading

CMS launches public comment period for CT Lung Screening

CMS launches public comment period for CT Lung Screening

As you all may be aware, the USPSTF officially added low-dose CT Lung Cancer Screening to its list of recommended services in 2013 for patients who are at high risk of developing lung cancer.  It was added to the Tier B list of recommended services, which means that under the Affordable Care Act,

Fayetteville Academy student uses personal inspiration to raise funds for lung cancer research

Fayetteville Academy student uses personal inspiration to raise funds for lung cancer research

On Saturday the 2nd annual Let's Clear the Air Walk will be held on the school's campus on Cliffdale Road to raise money for lung cancer research. The event is a partnership between SADD, Cape Fear Valley Medical Center and the Lung Cancer Initiative