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The Stigma of Lung Cancer. Can We Change It?
Aug
13
2011

Lung cancer has a stigma unlike any other disease and the Advocacy in Action lung cancer advocates want to find some new messaging! A person should not be made to feel shame when they are diagnosed with cancer. No one deserves it. K.C. Oakley, Darby Anderson, Bonnie J. Addario (Jill’s Legacy / Bonnie J. Addario […]

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Advocacy In Action: Lung Cancer Advocates Discuss Lung Cancer Screening Study
Aug
13
2011

The New England Journal of Medicine highlighted the results from the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) at WCLC 2011. The study showed that lung cancer deaths fell by 20% and all-­‐cause mortality fell by 7% when smokers were screened regularly using low-dose spiral CT scans compared to standard x-ray. Advocacy in Action lung cancer advocates […]

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Advocacy in Action: Smoking Cessation Across Continents
Aug
13
2011

Advocacy in Action lung cancer advocates discuss the how various advocate groups and organizations are encouraging smoking cessation in their countries. Featuring: Regina M. Vidaver (National Lung Cancer Partnership), Selma Schimmel (Vital Options international), Stefania Vallone (Women Against Lung Cancer Europe, WALCE), Glenda Colburn (Lung Cancer National Programme, Australia), Pramod Shankpal (Health Alert Organization, India), […]

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Advocacy in Action: The Importance of Oncology Nurses in Lung Cancer Care
Aug
13
2011

Advocacy in Action lung cancer advocates discuss the important role oncology nurses play in lung cancer treatment and care. Featuring: Regina M. Vidaver (National Lung Cancer Partnership), Selma Schimmel (Vital Options international), Glenda Colburn (Lung Cancer National Programme, Australia) and Liz Isler (Forum Lung Cancer, Switzerland).

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Advocacy in Action: The Role of Advocates in Lung Cancer Research
Aug
13
2011

Advocacy in Action lung cancer advocates discuss the important role of lung cancer advocates in lung cancer research. Featuring: Regina M. Vidaver (National Lung Cancer Partnership), Selma Schimmel (Vital Options international), Maureen Rigney (Lung Cancer Alliance), Steven Young (The Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute), Kim Norris (Lung Cancer Foundation of America), William Darbishire (The Australian […]

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Advocacy in Action: The Epidemiology of Lung Cancer
Aug
13
2011

Advocacy in Action lung cancer advocates discuss the epidemiology of lung cancer, specifically what we understand about gender and the biology of women. Featuring: Regina M. Vidaver (National Lung Cancer Partnership), Selma Schimmel (Vital Options international) and Stefania Vallone (Women Against Lung Cancer Europe, WALCE).

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Trini: From Young Adult Patient to Advocate in Chile
Aug
13
2011

Advocacy in Action was recently held at the 14th World Conference on Lung Cancer in Amsterdam. During Advocacy in Action, a young adult from Santiago, Chile (Trini Donoso) stood up and found her calling as an advocate in her home country.

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International Association for the Study of Lung Cancer (IASLC) and Advocate Outreach
Aug
13
2011

Advocacy in Action was recently held at the 14th World Conference on Lung Cancer in Amsterdam. During Advocacy in Action, Director of Membership at IASLC (Kristin Richeimer) addressed the advocates about IASLC would like to work more with advocate groups.

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