Great News From The Capitol Today - 1252150

Thu, 01/03/2013 - 11:35

YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!

Jan. 3, 2013 - - President Barack Obama today signed into law the first legislation requiring comprehensive plans of research action for high mortality cancers, with lung and pancreatic cancers given priority status for expedited attention.

See: http://www.lungcanceralliance.org/blog/its-official-president-obama-sig…

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Dr West

That's great. It's really been a problem that some of the most devastating cancers remain under-served because of a stigma and/or there being too few survivors to be a powerful force for advocacy.

-Dr. West

heartspy

Always appreciate some good news, thanks Laya! We are heading up to Mass. General Hospital (Boston) - for a consult on Tuesday - Hoping for some Hope!!
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43 y/o husband- Native American/Non Smoker - dx metastatic adenocarcinoma with EGFR+ mutation in 3/2012. 16x palliative radiation @ T7. Started Tarceva 4/2012 @ 150mg then reduced to 100mg due to overwhelming side effects. Was doing well until last CT in 11/2012 showed acquired resistance/ progression. Hoping for medical miracle.