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The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation Presents The Next Decade in Lung Cancer

Posted by Kassy Perry

The brightest minds in research, academics and advocacy unite at the Lung Cancer Living Room

SAN CARLOS, Calif., Nov. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) is proud to present The Next Decade in Lung Cancer, a three-part series of the Lung Cancer Living Room, the nation’s premiere live-streamed support group for patients, family and friends.

“We are asking the big question. What will it take to make lung cancer a chronically managed disease in the next 10 years?” said Bonnie J. Addario, lung cancer survivor and founder of the ALCF. “The Next Decade in Lung Cancer offers a glimpse into the future from the perspective of researchers, advocates and most importantly patients.”

The three-part series will unite industry leaders in medicine, research and technology who will discuss the latest advancements and breakthroughs in lung cancer. Advocacy and policy agencies and foundations will also discuss access, information, education and needed legislative changes.

The series, which will take place over the next three months, kicks off on November 10, 2013 at 2 p.m. (PST). Guests who attend the Living Room in-person will have the opportunity to network with other patients and with the guest speakers listed below. Online guests can also participate through the live stream, asking questions and sending comments via a live chat function. The session also airs at a later date locally on Peninsula TV.

Guest Speakers:

• Larry Heifetz, MD, FACP Gene Upshaw Memorial Tahoe Forrest Cancer Center (Moderator)
• Andrew Allan MD, PhD – CMO/EVP Clinical – Pre-Clinical Development – Clovis Oncology
• David Jablons, MD, University of California San Francisco Medical Center
• Ita Laird-Offringa, PhD, University of Southern California Medical Center
• Harvey Pass, MD, New York University Cancer Center – Langone Medical Center

For more information about the full series, please visit the ALCF website at: http://www.lungcancerfoundation.org/2013/10/lung-cancer-living-room-a-3-part-series/.

The ALCF regularly hosts the Living Room on the third Tuesday of every month and the program is live-streamed online. It is the nation’s premier lung cancer support group for lung cancer patients and their families, offering expert opinion and advice not found anywhere else. Visit www.ustream.com and select the Lung Cancer Living Room Support Group channel to see the video archive, including full length videos and 20-minute condensed highlighted versions, available the week after the group meets.

The patient empowerment educational series is made possible through funding partners: Biodesix, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Celgene, Genentech and The Safeway Foundation.

About The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation

The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (ALCF) is one of the largest philanthropies (patient-founded, patient-focused, and patient-driven) devoted exclusively to eradicating Lung Cancer through research, early detection, education, and treatment. The Foundation works with a diverse group of physicians, organizations, industry partners, individuals, survivors, and their families to identify solutions and make timely and meaningful change. The ALCF was established on March 1, 2006 as a 501c(3) non-profit organization and has raised more than $10 million for lung cancer research and patient services.