SACRAMENTO, CA – (November 15, 2021) – On Tuesday, November 16, the American Lung Association will release the 4th annual “State of Lung Cancer” report. Access to the embargoed report and embargoed interviews are available upon request.
WHAT: American Lung Association to release 4th annual “State of Lung Cancer” report, which explores the toll of lung cancer and opportunities to save lives nationally and state-by-state. The report examines key indicators in California including new cases, survival, early diagnosis, surgical treatment, lack of treatment and screening rates, as well as the impact of lung cancer on people of color.
WHEN: The report will be released on Tuesday, November 16 at 12:01 a.m. ET
WHERE: The “State of Lung Cancer” report will be available at Lung.org/solc upon its release.
WHO: Interviews are available with lung cancer policy and medical experts.
HOW: To receive the embargoed report or schedule an embargoed interview, contact [email protected]
WHY: Here in California, it is estimated that 17,760 people will be diagnosed with lung cancer in 2021 and 9,900 will die from the disease. Lung cancer remains the leading cause of cancer deaths for both women and men, yet awareness about lung cancer remains low and the lifesaving potential of lung cancer screening remains underutilized.
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About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy, and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.