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>This just published--

ALCASE's Scott Rivers was on the panel that wrote these, the first

new guidelines since ASCO's in 1997. Check the link. This is a good

angle for media coverage of lung cancer. You can contact

Health/Science editors at newspapers and local network radio and tv



>>New Guidelines Recommend Multidisciplinary Approach to Lung Cancer



>> First Evidence-Based Guidelines Address Prevention, Diagnosis and

>>Treatment Category

>>· <Health/Science'>http://tobacco.org/articles/category/2/>Health/Science

>> · Lung%20Cancer'>http://tobacco.org/articles/category/30/>Lung%20Cancer>> Source: PR Newswire, 2003-01-27


>>The American College of Chest Physicians (ACCP) today released new

>>comprehensive guidelines that recommend a coordinated team approach to the

>>continuum of care for patients with lung cancer. Based on a structured

>>literature review by the Center for Clinical Health Policy Research at

>>Duke University, Diagnosis and Management of Lung Cancer: ACCP

>>Evidence-Based Guidelines is the first set of evidence-based guidelines

>>that address lung cancer from prevention to detection, diagnosis, staging,

>>treatment, follow-up and palliative care. Published in the January edition

>>of the ACCP's peer-reviewed journal CHEST and on-line at

> >http://www.chestjournal.org, the guidelines incorporate the expertise of

>>an international panel of 80 lung cancer experts.


Janet M. Healy

Advocacy Program Manager

Alliance for Lung Cancer Advocacy,

Support, and Education (ALCASE)

500 W. 8th Street, Suite 240

Vancouver, WA 98660

800.298.2436 * http://www.alcase.org

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