• : Lung Association to Release New Lung Cancer Data for Michigan in 3rd Annual ‘State of Lung Cancer’

    MEDIA ALERT: Lung Association to Release New Lung Cancer Data for Michigan in 3rd Annual ‘State of Lung Cancer’ Report

    Highlights toll of lung cancer in Michigan, including impact on people of color
    Embargoed report available upon request

     

    DETROIT (November 10, 2020) – The American Lung Association will release the 3rd annual “State of Lung Cancer” report, which explores the toll of lung cancer and opportunities to save lives nationally and state-by-state. New to this year’s report, the analysis includes the impact of lung cancer on people of color in Michigan.

     

    WHERE: Website for “State of Lung Cancer” report, Lung.org/solc, will be updated with new data at 5:30 a.m. ET on November 17, 2020.

     

    WHEN: Prior to the public release on November 17, 2020, at 5:30 a.m. ET, embargoed interviews are available upon request.

     

    WHO: Ken Fletcher, Advocacy Director for the Lung Association, and lung cancer policy and medical experts, including lung cancer oncologists, lung cancer screening experts and lung cancer surgeons. Lung cancer survivors are also available to share their experiences upon request.

     

    HOW: To schedule an embargoed interview, contact James A. Martinez, James.Martinez@Lung.org or 312-445-2501.

     

    WHY: Lung cancer is the nation’s leading cause of cancer deaths, and it’s estimated that 8,100 Michigan residents will be diagnosed with this disease in 2020 alone. The report examines key indicators in Michigan including: new cases, survival, early diagnosis, surgical treatment, lack of treatment and screening rates. For the first time, the 2020 “State of Lung Cancer” report explores the lung cancer burden among racial and ethnic groups in Michigan.

    B-roll is available at Lung.org/media.

     

     

     

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