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KSTP-TV Interview: New tool to better inform lung cancer patients

Nancy Torrison, Executive Director of A Breath of Hope Lung Cancer Foundation, is interviewed by KSTP-TV and speaks about plans to launch an online animated patient education website on Nov. 5, in conjunction with its first major fundraising gala. Read more

Fighting The Stigma Around Lung Cancer

A Breath of Hope’s Executive Director, Nancy Torrison, and Dr. Arek Dudek spoke with WCCO’s Ali Lucia and Kim Johnson. Read more

ABOH Director Meets with Vice President Biden

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A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation’s executive director, Nancy Torrison met with Vice President Biden and his senior adviser Don Graves, U.S. Representative Rick Nolan and a small group of Minnesota cancer leaders to discuss the Cancer Moonshot 2020. With stage 4 lung cancer patient, Katherine Bensen, present to share her real-life story, the two women had an amazing opportunity to state and emphasize the often-obscured facts about lung cancer to the group. Read more

2016 Press Releases

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To view and download any of our 2016 press releases regarding research fellowships, events and more, click below. Read more

Twin Cities Lung Run/Walk Radio Spots – 2016

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Thank you Katherine and Kim for sharing your stories and raising awareness for lung cancer and the Twin Cities Lung Run/Walk. Read more

Reflections on Lung Cancer

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A message from Nancy Torrison, Executive Director of A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation. Read more

CDI on the Importance of Preventative Lung Cancer Screening

CDI (Center for Diagnostic Imaging), partner of ABOH and sponsor of the Twin Cities Lung Run/Walk, met with Executive Director Nancy Torrison to discuss the importance of the low-dose CT scan. The low-dose CT scan is a non-invasive scan that can detect lung cancer and if used will reduce the 82.5% mortality rate. Low-dose CT scans are available to people who have a smoking history – one pack a day for thirty years or two packs a day for fifteen years. To learn more about CDI and the low-dose CT scan, click here. Read more

Lung cancer survivor bikes to inspire

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Watch the Fox 9 video!

A Breath of Hope Board Member Gary Brausen was diagnosed with lung cancer in 2011. He never smoked a day in his life, and secondhand smoke wasn’t a factor in his case either. Read more

Five Things You Should Know About Lung Nodules

Thoracic Surgeon Rafael Andrade, MD (center), said lung nodules are often caused by a small growth in the lung, or a reaction of the lung to inflammation or infection. Not all are malignant, or cancerous, but some must be monitored.

Thoracic Surgeon Rafael Andrade, MD (center), said lung nodules are often caused by a small growth in the lung, or a reaction of the lung to inflammation or infection. Not all are malignant, or cancerous, but some must be monitored.

A lung nodule may sound scary, but it’s really a fancy word for a “spot in the lung,” says University of Minnesota Health Thoracic Surgeon Rafael Andrade, MD. They are often caused by a small growth in the lung, or a reaction of the lung to inflammation or infection. They are frequently identified with an X-ray or CT scan. Read more