NCI Announces Integrated Plan to Fight Lung Cancer
With the goal of reducing suffering and death due to cancer by 2015, the National Cancer Institute has unveiled an integrated plan aimed at fighting lung cancer.
Thornton: With the goal of reducing suffering and death due to cancer by 2015, the National Cancer Institute has announced what they call an Integrated Implementation Plan to Fight Lung Cancer. Each year, 160-thousand people in the United States are diagnosed with lung cancer, making it the leading cause of cancer deaths in the country. Dr. Mark Clanton Deputy Director of the NCI described the three main goals of this concentrated effort.
Clanton: Those three general areas are first to reduce lung cancer by basically improving our prevention strategies and tobacco control strategies. The second is in the area of improving the likely hood of cure by finding lung cancers much earlier and the third is engaging new ways of delivering drugs to those patients who have lung cancer and need to be treated.
Thornton: The NCI's Integration Implementation Team will report on its ongoing efforts in the coming months. For more information, visit www.nci.nih.gov. From the National Institutes of Health I'm Matt Thornton in Bethesda, Maryland.
About This Audio Report
Reporter: Matt Thornton
Sound Bite: Dr. Mark Clanton
Topic: Lung Cancer