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I culled this from the LCA Survivors Community -


Thought some in the Detroit area might be interested.


BREATHE 2007, a lung cancer medical and advocacy conference this Fri. Nov.30 in the Detroit area, will feature and attract world renowned physicians and speakers, including Dr. Deborah Morosini, sister of the late Dana Reeve, Lung Cancer Alliance president Laurie Fenton Ambrose, and physicians from the Karmanos Cancer Institute, Cornell Weill, the Mayo Clinic, Harvard medical school, and other institutions.

Conference co-organizer, Sammi Hawkins of the American Lung Association of Michigan, says the $25 advocate or $75 medical professional fee will be waived for survivors and family members who register. For more information, contact Sammi Hawkins at (248) 784-2017 or shawkins@alam.org, visit http://www.alam or see description below.

Please forward this to anyone who might benefit. Thank you.


Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer death in the United States. More than 60 percent of lung cancer patients have never smoked or quit smoking decades ago. About 70 percent of patients are diagnosed at a late stage and only 15 percent will be alive within five years.

The Barbara Ann Karmanos Cancer Institute and the American Lung Association of Michigan find these statistics alarming and unacceptable. That’s why on Friday, Nov. 30, during National Lung Cancer Awareness Month, both organizations will host BREATHE 2007 Lung Cancer Medical and Advocacy Conference. The all-day conference will bring experts together as well as patients and patient advocates to network and learn more about lung cancer advances both in treatment and in advocacy. Medical sessions will be geared toward physicians, nurses and other medical personnel. Advocacy sessions will target patients and those affected by lung cancer who want to make a difference, advance the knowledge of this disease and advocate for more research funding to support early detection for lung cancer.

WHEN: Friday, Nov. 30; 7 am Registration. Conference 8 am–3:30 p.m.

WHERE: The Ritz-Carlton Dearborn, 300 Town Center Dr., Dearborn, Michigan

WHO: Keynote speaker is Deborah Morosini, MD, sister of the late Dana Reeve and board member of the Lung Cancer Alliance. Other medical experts include: John Finn, MD, Karmanos Cancer Institute; Shirish Gadgeel, MD, Karmanos Cancer Institute; Claudia Henschke, MD, Cornell Medical Center; James Jett, MD, Mayo Clinic; Bruce Johnson, MD, Harvard Medical School; Gregory P. Kalemkerian, MD, University of Michigan Health System; Patricia LoRusso, DO, Karmanos Cancer Institute; Harvey Pass, MD, New York University School of Medicine; Kenneth Rosenzweig, MD Memorial Soloan Kettering;John C. Ruckdeschel, MD, Karmanos Cancer Institute; Manuel Valdivieso, MD, Karmanos Cancer Institute; and Antoinette Wozniak, MD, Karmanos Cancer Institute.

Other advocacy experts include: Thomas V. Angott, Sr., survivor; Carol Christner, Karmanos Cancer Institute; Laurie Fenton, Lung Cancer Alliance; Lori Hope, author; Lori Kondas, American Lung Association; Ed Levitt; Mickey Redmond, survivor and Detroit Red Wings Alumni; and author and advocate Gayle Zinda.

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