lung cancer http://wamc.org en NIH Grant Awarded To NY Medical College For Lung Cancer Research http://wamc.org/post/nih-grant-awarded-ny-medical-college-lung-cancer-research <p></p><p>A medical college in Westchester County has received a grant to study lung cancer in relation to certain compounds.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 11:41:00 +0000 Allison Dunne 92933 at http://wamc.org NIH Grant Awarded To NY Medical College For Lung Cancer Research Surgeon General On Smoking: Enough Is Enough http://wamc.org/post/surgeon-general-smoking-enough-enough <p>Those health warnings on the side of a package or carton of cigarettes are well-established and have become more severe and graphic over the years. That warning from the Surgeon General was the result of a landmark 1964 report by the Surgeon General, establishing a link between cigarettes and heart disease and cancer. Fifty years later, the acting Surgeon General, Rear Admiral Boris Lushniak, says progress has been made, but smoking remains a serious health problem. Tue, 11 Feb 2014 20:40:00 +0000 Brian Shields 83653 at http://wamc.org Surgeon General On Smoking: Enough Is Enough Shine A Light Lung Cancer Vigil http://wamc.org/post/shine-light-lung-cancer-vigil <p></p><p>More than 90 communities across the&nbsp;country take part in the<a href="http://www.lungcanceralliance.org/shinealightonlungcancer/"> Lung Cancer Alliance's Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigi</a>l throughout the month of November. A Vigil at Albany Medical Center - Hilton Garden Inn will take place Thursday night, November 14th at 5:30pm.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Alliance is looking to advocate for public health dollars for research for cheap, widely available early detection like a blood&nbsp;or urine tests, and provide patient support services. And they look to triple lung cancer survivorship by 2020. Joining us to tell us more:</span></p><p>Dr. Hilton Hossanah is here, he is a Thoracic Surgeon and Assistant Professor at Albany Medical Center. We also welcome Betsy McPhail:&nbsp; She built a network of support as a caregiver, which gave her the support she needed to get through.&nbsp;Her 20's something sister was diagnosed and died from lung cancer. And Phyllis Goldstein is Director of Lung Cancer Alliance New York and a never smoker survivor who found the path of advocacy to honor the death of her best friend and her father to lung cancer.</p><p> Mon, 11 Nov 2013 16:12:00 +0000 Joe Donahue & 77493 at http://wamc.org Shine A Light Lung Cancer Vigil Report: Upstate NY Air Quality Improving http://wamc.org/post/report-upstate-ny-air-quality-improving <p>The American Lung Association released its State of the Air 2013 report on Wednesday. Compiled with 2011 data, the report finds more than 131.8 million people in the U.S. live in counties with unhealthy levels of ozone or particle pollution.<br><br>Ozone and particle pollution grades have improved in upstate counties monitored. Seiler says that although the grades given are better than in previous years, they are not grades that any student would want to brag about, with a few exceptions.<br> Fri, 26 Apr 2013 16:21:48 +0000 Dave Lucas 63210 at http://wamc.org Report: Upstate NY Air Quality Improving Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil on November 13th http://wamc.org/post/shine-light-lung-cancer-vigil-november-13th <p>The Lung Cancer Alliance NY in partnership with Albany Medical Center are sponsoring a <a href="http://albanyvigil.kintera.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1031464">Shine a Light on Lung Cancer Vigil</a> on Tuesday, November 13<sup>th</sup> at 6:00 pm. &nbsp;</p> Fri, 09 Nov 2012 16:35:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 51698 at http://wamc.org