CindyA Posted May 7, 2014 Share Posted May 7, 2014 May is Lung Cancer Hope Month! There is so much to be hopeful about. Never before have we seen so much positive activity in the world of lung cancer research, treatments, and advocacy—new therapies are coming to market faster than ever before and the pipelines are deep with many more; clinical trials are being reformed to bring promising drugs to patients faster; the lung cancer community is growing and our voice is getting louder; and most importantly, lung cancer survivors are leading longer, healthier lives. At LUNGevity we had a really hard time condensing all of the things that give us hope into only 10. But in honor of retiring David Letterman, here we go! TOP TEN REASONS TO BE HOPEFUL IN LUNG CANCER HOPE MONTH 1. Growth and strengthening of lung cancer communities and support systems, with record number of lung cancer survivors attending LUNGevity HOPE Summit 2. Unprecedented number of promising lung cancer drugs in development 3. Continuing approval and release of new lung cancer therapeutics to help patients live longer and healthier lives 4. Definitive proof that early detection with low dose CT saves lives for those at high risk of developing lung cancer 5. Progress in multiple areas of treatment, from surgery and radiation to chemotherapy, targeted therapy, and immunotherapy 6. New collaborative, innovative approaches to clinical trials means drugs are reaching patients faster 7. First new drug in 25 years being developed to treat small cell lung cancer 8. Mutation profiling of squamous cell lung cancer yielding new treatment approaches 9. Increased media attention to progress in lung cancer detection and treatment 10. Expanding advocacy by the public for progress in detection and treatment What gives you hope? Let us know—we’ll be posting blogs from survivors, caregivers, and friends throughout Lung Cancer Hope Month. Send us yours, and if we can we’ll include it! Submit your Lung Cancer Hope Month blog to email@example.com. http://ow.ly/wzPIO Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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