Team Draft Joins CNN News Anchor Don Lemon to Take an In-Depth Look at Lung Cancer
November 17, 2012
CNN news anchor Don Lemon, the host of the CNN Newsroom take an in-depth look at lung cancer with a special broadcast Saturday at 7:00 PM on CNN.
The good news: there is hope! The Team Draft National Campaign to Change the Face of Lung Cancer offers a front line view of the state of lung cancer in North America. This is an exciting period in the history of the care and treatment of the disease:
The use of state-of-the-art lung cancer screening techniques is reducing mortality rates by 20% in some patient groups.1
• Cutting-edge team-based, multidisciplinary treatment procedures are improving the
quality of life for lung cancer patients across the country.
• Thanks to advances in molecular tumor mutation testing, researchers and treating
physicians are developing effective personalized lung cancer treatments designed to
extend and, ultimately, save lives.
While these revolutionary procedures are starting to yield results 2, the key to making even
greater strides is funding. Funding for lung cancer research is unfortunately impacted by
the “smoker’s disease” stigma3, and that is why Team Draft is campaigning to change the face
of the disease.