• A Pfizer Grant and more hope for Lung Cancer

    Asked by CAS1 on Sunday, March 24, 2013

    A Pfizer Grant and more hope for Lung Cancer


    For Lung Cancer it is so important to be treated by experts in the field and to get molecular testing done. This Grant highlights that point and it also confirms the good news of fast new developments for more treatments. There are so many people who are not getting accesss to new treatments for many reasons. I sincerly hope this program helps anyone fighting the beast.

    2 Answers from the Community

    • dmerriman's Avatar

      That's great news for people with non-small cell lung cancer; It would great if more were done for small cell lung cancer too.

      over 3 years ago
    • CAS1's Avatar

      This is going to help all lung cancer. There is alot going on for small cell too. But this si also why the stats are so bad for lung cancer. If your not going to an expert and a cancdr center with expert knowledge then your not getting the best current care..Thus the need for this grant.

      More than 50% of people DX with LC are too sick to take treatment. Then consider that people over 65 are not being given the most recent agressive treamtents -another kick to the stats...then people of color are not getting treatments...then people who could qualify for surgery over age 70 are not getting the treatments even though they do better than younger paitients..See all this data adds up to bad stats...There are at least 10 diffrent important factors that lead into the bad stats.

      over 3 years ago

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