Lung Cancer Alliance.

2011 National Report Card on Lung Malignancy notes significant change in grade for early detection Today Yearly Assessment Notes Significant Modification in Grade for Early Recognition and Progress in Federal Response, Lung Cancer Alliance , the leading national support and advocacy voice for all those at risk for or coping with lung cancer, issued its annual 2011 National Report Card in Lung Cancer, a standard assessment of the nation’s response to the continuing high mortality of lung cancer, the leading reason behind cancer death. 2011 marks the 7th yr of the launch of the National Report Card, which is issued each November during Lung Malignancy Awareness Month to help bring national focus and attention to the condition and gage progress in the fight against lung cancer. ‘Just what a difference a calendar year makes,’ said Laurie Fenton-Ambrose, LCA President & CEO, ‘as the 2011 National Report Card grades show areas of significant improvement – a hopeful indication for our community that people are finally moving in a far more positive direction to reduce lung cancer’s devastating influence .’ The 2011 National Report Card once again issued failing grades for having less improvement in reducing lung cancer’s general high mortality and survival rate, along with the continued stigmatization of the condition.