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In this email:
---FREE educational video on clinical trials now available
---FREE educational booklet for newly diagnosed lung cancer patients now available
---New members area active on our website
---New Ask the Expert lung cancer blog on our website, provided by OncTalk
---Upcoming events – Save the dates!
---New NIH grant announcements
---National Lung Cancer Partnership travel & research grants available
Dear National Lung Cancer Partnership Supporters,
Our Annual Meeting, Controversies in Lung Cancer Screening, Therapy, and Advocacy, in Chicago, IL was a huge success, with nearly 300 people attending. There were great discussions about screening, advocacy, and research. At the meeting, we unveiled our new clinical trials educational DVD and booklet for lung cancer patients as well as the Members Area on our website. We hope you will take advantage of the following highlighted resources and events.
New Video Chronicles Lung Cancer Patients’ Experiences with Clinical Trials
Stories of Strength: Making the Decision to Enter a Lung Cancer Clinical Trial, produced by the National Lung Cancer Partnership, explains the clinical trials process through the eyes of patients who have participated in medical research. Four lung cancer patients discuss their initial apprehensions about joining a trial and how their actual experiences dispelled the myths surrounding participation. Dr. Joan Schiller and Dr. David Carbone, two noted thoracic oncologists, explain the structure of the phases of clinical trials and discuss the pros and cons of adding a clinical trial to patients’ treatment options. To order a copy of the DVD or to view the video on our website please visit: http://www.nationallungcancerpartnershi ... fm?l=Video
New Booklet Answers Basic Questions about Lung Cancer
Living with a Diagnosis of Lung Cancer is a 40-page booklet produced by the National Lung Cancer Partnership for newly diagnosed patients. Topics include standard treatment options for lung cancer; a description of the different members of the cancer care team; an overview of the clinical trials process and how participation expands treatment options for the patient; and how to maintain hope in the face of a lung cancer diagnosis. In addition to its message of hope, the booklet includes a place for tracking treatment progress and taking notes, space to collect business cards of healthcare providers, and additional pockets for keeping hospital orders and other important papers. To order a copy of the booklet, to download it as a PDF, or to browse a dynamic version on our website, please visit: http://www.nationallungcancerpartnershi ... ?l=Booklet
Members Area is Now Online
We are pleased to announce the availability of our Members Area online! Those who join the National Lung Cancer Partnership as members now have access to password-protected information, including a membership directory (listing your information is optional), a library of biomedical articles, and slide sets. Are you interested in becoming a member? Have you let your membership dues lapse? You can now become a member and renew your membership online! Scroll to the bottom of http://www.nationallungcancerpartnership.org/main.cfm
and look to the left-hand side to access the Members Area.
New Partnership with OncTalk.com
Dr. Jack West, a medical oncologist, mediates a blog of lung cancer-specific information, and has graciously allowed access to his key expert opinions of what the latest information really means to lung cancer patients via the National Lung Cancer Partnership website. To “Ask the Expert” your questions about lung cancer treatment and care, visit: http://www.nationallungcancerpartnershi ... =AskExpert
Roseann’s Gift Charity Event – September 18 – Save the Date!
Raising money for lung cancer research has never been so much fun! Join us – with Christy Turlington Burns as a special guest - at a cocktail party at the Manhattan Penthouse, 80 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY on September 18. For more information, to volunteer, or to donate, please contact Kellie Safar Lerner at KLerner@labaton.com
Save the Dates for our Free to BreatheTM Run/Walk Events!
For more information, to register, or to donate, please visit the Free to Breathe website: http://www.freetobreathe.org
Glastonbury, CT – September 23 (Organized by family and friends of Beth Kenny Foretic)
Raleigh, NC – November 3 (Organized by the North Carolinians Against Lung Cancer)
Philadelphia, PA – November 4
Los Angeles, CA – November 11
New NIH Grant Opportunities
The NIH Office of Research on Women’s Health (ORWH) has recently published two Program Announcements, Advancing Novel Science in Women’s Health Research (ANSWHR) using the R21 and R03 funding mechanisms:
Advancing Novel Science in Women’s Health Research (ANSWHR) [R21] PAS-07-381, http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa- ... 7-381.html
Advancing Novel Science in Women’s Health Research (ANSWHR) [R03] PAS-07-382, http://grants1.nih.gov/grants/guide/pa- ... 7-382.html
Purpose - to promote innovative, interdisciplinary research that will advance new concepts in women’s health research and the study of sex/gender differences. Recent research reports have established the importance of studying issues specific to women, including the scientific and clinical importance of analyzing data separately for females and males. ORWH is particularly interested in encouraging extramural investigators to undertake new interdisciplinary research to advance studies on how sex and gender factors affect women's health; however, applications in all areas of women’s health and/or sex/gender research are invited.
And, for lung cancer professionals, don’t forget that we are offering travel grants to the World Conference on Lung Cancer in Seoul (applications due July 2, 2007), and lung cancer Research Grants & Career Development Awards (applications due September 4, 2007). Information on how to apply for these grants and awards is available on our website at http://www.NationalLungCancerPartnership.org
Joan Schiller, MD
President, National Lung Cancer Partnership
Chief, Division of Hematology and Oncology
Deputy Director of Simmons Comprehensive Cancer Center
Andrea L. Simmons Distinguished Chair in Cancer Research
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center