Posts Tagged ‘cancer’


Posted: Aug 5, 2014 | Posted by Kassy Perry | Comments Off on LUNG CANCER STRIKES YOUNGER DEMOGRAPHIC

Date: Monday, August 04, 2014
Outlet Full name: ABC7
Author: Denise Dador

At 28, Emily Taylor had a persistent wheeze and cough. Her doctor told her it was asthma, but Taylor wasn’t so sure so she requested a lung scan.

“When we did, we saw that there was some sort of a haziness in the right upper lobe of my right lung,” Taylor said.

A CT scan confirmed the shocking news. She had stage four cancer.

LIZ GIBSON: Medicare cuts are hurting California’s elderly and sickest

Posted: Jul 2, 2013 | Posted by Kassy Perry | No Comments

Recent budget proposals in Washington include several dramatic and potentially devastating changes to Medicare. These proposed budget cuts fall particularly hard on drugs covered under Medicare Part B. This is the part of the program that covers care for those Medicare patients with conditions that are treated by injected or infused drugs that must be administered by physicians, like cancer and multiple sclerosis.

Although I am not currently a Medicare patient, I will be one in the future and I am concerned now about patients who are currently on Medicare and undergoing chemotherapy. I’m a fairly typical oncology patient. Every three weeks, I visit my oncologist to receive infused and injected treatments for cancer.

Former NFL Stars Team Up to Beat Lung Cancer at the 8th Annual Lung Cancer: Drive it off the Earth Charity Golf Tournament

Posted: Jun 5, 2013 | Posted by Kassy Perry | No Comments

Last year’s tournament, hosted by the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation, raised $145,000 for lung cancer research

SAN CARLOS, Calif., (June 5, 2013)– Former NFL stars Hank Baskett and Chris Draft are joining hundreds of lung cancer supporters at the 8th Annual “Lung Cancer: Drive It Off the Earth” Golf Tournament hosted by the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (LCF). The LCF invites you to be part of this event and help surpass last year’s fundraising goals. The tournament will take place on Monday, June 10, 2013 at Green Hills Country Club in Millbrae, Calif.

“Lung cancer affects everyone regardless of their social status, age, race or gender,” said Bonnie J. Addario, stage 3B lung cancer survivor and Founder of the LCF. “In the last 45 years, 50 million people worldwide have died from lung cancer and we can’t just sit back and let this continue. This tournament will raise much-needed awareness and funds for medical treatments and studies for lung cancer patients everywhere.”

Lung Cancer Foundation Charity 5K Run to Show Support for Boston

Posted: Apr 17, 2013 | Posted by Kassy Perry | No Comments

26-second moment of silence will be observed, runners encouraged to wear blue and yellow

DALLAS, Texas – The 3rd Annual Your Next Step is the Cure 5K walk/run at Reverchon Park on Saturday will honor the victims and heroes of Monday’s Boston Marathon bombing by starting with a 26-second moment of silence – one second for every mile of the marathon.

The Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (LCF), who is hosting the event to raise funds for lung cancer awareness and research, is also encouraging runners to wear blue and yellow, the colors of the Boston Marathon.

“We are banding together with the running community all over the country this weekend to honor the victims and heroes of the Boston Marathon bombing,” said Bonnie J. Addario, director and founder of the LCF. “Raising awareness for lung cancer is still the goal of our run, but in light of the events this week we felt compelled to show our support.”

California Biopharmaceutical Companies Are Developing Over Two-Fifths of Breakthrough Biotechnology Medicines

Posted: Oct 13, 2011 | Posted by Kassy Perry | No Comments

WASHINGTON — (BUSINESS WIRE) — More than 400 of the record 901 biotechnology medicines in development today are being created by biopharmaceutical companies with major operations in California, a new report shows.

Companies with headquarters there account for 201 of the new-generation drugs.

The report, compiled by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), finds that California’s biopharmaceutical companies have embraced a variety of new techniques as they develop 92 biotechnology-derived vaccines to both prevent and treat disease, 193 monoclonal antibody treatments, 33 recombinant proteins and other medicines made from cells and genes.

California Companies Target Heart Disease, Cancer With More Than 240 Medicines in Development

Posted: May 23, 2011 | Posted by Kassy Perry | No Comments

WASHINGTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–At a time when cancer and heart disease are the nation’s and the world’s top killers, biopharmaceutical research companies headquartered in California are developing 243 of the 1,186 medicines in development for those dreaded diseases.

The California companies are developing 188 of 887 drugs for more than 20 types of cancer and 55 of 299 medicines for heart disease and stroke.

The cancer statistics are contained in a new report “Medicines in Development for Cancer” published by the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America (PhRMA), while the data on heart disease and stroke are from a PhRMA report from early this year.

The cancer report and “Medicines in Development for Heart Disease and Stroke” can be found on the PhRMA website,