Lung Cancer Alliance Commends Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-Wi) For Signaling Hope To The Lung Cancer Community
Most Recent Co-Sponsor of the Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act
Washington, DC [June 14, 2010] -- Today,
Lung Cancer Alliance praised Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI) for
sending a powerful signal of hope to the lung cancer community by
cosponsoring first-ever legislation establishing a multi-agency,
comprehensive program targeted at lung cancer.
Entitled the Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act,
H.R.2112 authorizes a five year program to reduce the mortality rate
of lung cancer which continues to be the number one cause of cancer
death both nationally and in every state, including Wisconsin.
In thanking the
Congresswoman, LCA President & CEO, Laurie Fenton-Ambrose noted
that momentum is building for a new plan of action on lung cancer.
“For the first time in history, advocates, public health and public
policy leaders are coming together to call for a more compassionate and
comprehensive research funding strategy to address all aspects of lung
cancer. On behalf of the entire lung cancer community, we thank
Congresswoman Moore for adding her voice to this powerful chorus of national leaders," said Fenton-Ambrose.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death
among men and women. It claims more lives each year than breast,
prostate, colon, liver, kidney, pancreas, and melanoma cancers --
combined. Lung cancer’s 5-year survival rate remains at 15% and the
majority of those diagnosed with lung cancer are former smokers and
never smokers. In Wisconson, 2,910 will die of lung cancer this year
Congresswoman Moore said, “Lung cancer is
responsible for more deaths than any other cancer. It’s long past time
that policy recognize this and move us forward in the fight against
For more information on the Lung Cancer Mortality Reduction Act, H.R. 2112, go to www.lungcanceralliance.org.