In the News

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

Twin Cities Lung Run/Walk – 2014

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Executive Director Nancy Torrison and Board Member Gary Brausen speak with Cities 97 about the 2014 Twin Cities Lung Run/Walk. Read more

KSTP on Lung Cancer

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Air Date: 12/09/2013 — KSTP.com — By: Nick Winkler

Non-smokers in Minnesota, like Gary Brausen, are asking people to check their perceptions of lung cancer. Lung cancer is expected to kill 2,500 Minnesotans this year. That’s more than any other cancer. Read more

2014 Research Fellows Announced!

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A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation is proud to announce our 2014 Research Fellowships in support of two talented young investigators focused on creating careers in lung cancer research. The RFP invited researchers in their first five years of their first faculty appointment to apply for two-year $150,000 awards. The awards represent A Breath of Hope Lung Foundation’s efforts to retain talent in the work being done to find effective new treatments and an eventual cure for America’s deadliest cancer – Lung Cancer. Read more

Congratulations to ABOH’s $10,000.00 Lung Screening Winners!

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Abbie Begnaud, Pulmonologist (MD) and Asst Professor of Medicine, University of Minnesota.

The Lung Cancer Screening program at the University of Minnesota is a comprehensive, patient-centered program offering participation in active research and assistance with smoking cessation. Like many programs, our accessibility is limited by lack of uniform insurance coverage. We have a competitive out-of-pocket price ($99) for all eligible patients. But unlike other programs, the University of Minnesota screening program is the only in the state of Minnesota designated a center of excellence by the Lung Cancer Alliance. Centers of Excellence provide evidence-based care with a multidisciplinary approach, including participation in ongoing research as well as smoking cessation tools for current smokers. Our dedicated thoracic oncology group consists of pulmonologists, oncologists, radiologists, surgeons and nurses who devote themselves to lung and thoracic cancers. Read more

News from the Field—Should Medicare Cover Lung Screenings?

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“The primary issue here is saving lives, not saving costs for Medicare!” Read more

Charities Council Seal of Approval

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The Charities Review Council’s Accountability Standards® are co-created benchmarks of nonprofit governance, finance, fundraising, and public communication. A balance of nonprofit sector promising practices, public expectations, and legal/regulatory requirements, the standards represent the shared expectations between donors and nonprofits. Read more

2014 White Ribbon Pie Challenge

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In honor of National Lung Cancer Awareness Month (November) we’ve issued a challenge to raise awareness & money for the fight against lung cancer Read more