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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

affiliates.

Jan

>>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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