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  • A New Approach to Treating Lung Cancer

    A New Approach to Treating Lung Cancer

    By: FreeToBreathe

    December 18 2013

    In a series of recent studies funded by the National Lung Cancer Partnership, Drs. Richard Pietras and Lee Goodglick from the Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and the Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center have discovered a new approach to treating lung cancer.

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  • Q&A with Dr. David Spigel

    Q&A with Dr. David Spigel

    By: FreeToBreathe

    December 18 2013

    Q: What inspired you to enter lung cancer research and treatment?
    A: I have been fortunate to have had great mentors who taught me a lot about caring for patients with lung cancer.  It doesn’t take long to get inspired to work to find better therapies for our patients.  We have a lot to offer in terms of care, but much work is still to be done to do better for our patients.

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  • She made a difference.

    By: FreeToBreathe

    December 18 2013

    She made a difference.

    Katie: diagnosed in March of 2007 at age 41 with NSCLC with a primary tumor of 9cm in her mediastinum. She passed on on Sunday December 9 2007 at 2:20pm. She fought with everything she had, she went into the hospital the Sunday before and never came home. She refused to be put on a ventilator and refused to go home with all of the tubes and such. She was a beautiful spirit inside and out, a true Princess and she was my sister-in-law and mother of four children ages 8-17. Katie posted almost daily on the caringbridge website and gave hope and inspiration to all that read her notes.

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  • My Mom: Our Hero!!!

    By: FreeToBreathe

    December 18 2013

    My story is in regards to my mother. Even though we lost my mom on June 22, 2007 from small cell lung cancer, she is an inspiration to me and others around her because even in the face of death she never gave up hope and her love for life. My mom was diagnosed with cancer over a year ago. For the past year and a half, she had been going through extensive chemo and radiation treatments. However about three months ago, my mom had a doctor visit in which we learned that the cancer had come back all over and basically we would need to start to prepare ourselves!!

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  • My Mom’s a Fighter

    By: FreeToBreathe

    December 18 2013

    My mom was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer that spread to her brain in June 2007. She was at her winter home in Florida when she went to the doctor who said she had allergies. My father did not accept their diagnosis and returned home to Boston.

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  • The Elephant in the Room

    By: FreeToBreathe

    December 18 2013

    Like everyone, I will cherish the memories of my family. My story is the same in a lot of ways. Much I what you read hear will ring true. Much of what you read will make you sad. I want the reader to know that despite my loss, I carry on. Though it is not always easy, I have tried to move on with my life. I live with daily guilt. After reading you will understand why.

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  • Jill McKay’s Story

    Jill McKay’s Story

    By: FreeToBreathe

    December 18 2013

    Over the past year, Michael McKay has gotten involved with the North Carolina Lung Cancer Partnership with hopes to draw more attention and funding to lung cancer. From securing sponsorships for the Free to Breathe events across the state, to asking for silent auction items for the Evening of Hope Gala, Mike has worked nonstop to bring awareness and funding to Lung Cancer.

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  • The Christos Psarros Family’s Story

    The Christos Psarros Family’s Story

    By: FreeToBreathe

    December 18 2013

    Chris and Nina Psarros moved to Raleigh from New York in 1999. Their daughter, Ann Marie, was enrolled in the College of Design at NC State, and a move seemed to make sense to the close Psarros clan. That same year, they opened Nina’s Ristorante on Leadmine Road. They were accustomed to the restaurant business, having opened and managed a successful restaurant in New York for nine years.

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  • Andrea Lacianca’s Story

    Andrea Lacianca’s Story

    By: FreeToBreathe

    December 18 2013

    I lost my Dad to lung cancer in April of 2008.  He was diagnosed with Stage 4 NSCLC on Valentine's Day and passed on April 29. The diagnosis, battle, and his passing devastated our tight knit family.   My Dad was such a great guy...kind, compassionate, quiet, strong, and smart.  During my maternity leaves with both my children, he would come to my house to help out.  He'd watch the baby while I caught up on much needed sleep or help me with whatever home project we were doing at the time (crown moulding, painting, etc.)  When I went back to work, he took over as part time caregiver watching my kids several days a week.  The bond he formed with my daughter and son was incredible.  I can still remember times when they were crying and I couldn't calm them.  All they wanted was their Pop Pop.

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  • Christian White’s Story

    By: FreeToBreathe

    December 18 2013

    To be completely honest, there are many people on this earth that knew Chick White, the man, better than I did.  But for thirteen years I did know him as a father, and the greatest lesson he taught me will be with me always.  “There are three rules that every person should live by,” he said to me.  “Serve your community, serve your country, and serve yourself.  And if you can live by these three rules,” my father said, “you will live a rewarding life.”

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