Thursday, June 14, 2012

Bringing #Hope Home: @BonnieJAddario #LungCancer Living Room Goes Live on June 19th! #in

Bringing HOPE Home to Your Living Room through USTREAM
on Tuesday, June 19, 2012, 5:30 p.m. PDT (8:30 p.m. EDT)
Online Excerpt:
  • 5:45 Howietta: I am hugging Jennifer but she does not know it
  • 5:59 bclements: I am humbled to be a part of this...
  • 6:15 DianeJ775: I feel so special...oh wait...I am
  • 6:32 nitalou: This is the easiest livestream I've ever participated in

SAN FRANCISCO, June 14, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "There's a breast cancer support group on every corner you turn in the world," says Bonnie J. Addario, founder of the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation (BJALCF) and the Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute (ALCMI) and 8-year Lung Cancer survivor, "That's the way it should be. However, for Lung Cancer, until this very moment, support was rare and hard to find."

On Tuesday, June 19th, all of that is changing. Support for Lung Cancer will be available to every Lung Cancer patient and their families in their very own living rooms. It's easy access! Go to and search for "lung cancer living room" and join the real fight to end Lung Cancer.

Every third Tuesday of each month, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. PDT–BRINGING HOPE HOME Patient Educational Series–delivers the top thought leaders, Lung Cancer specialists, physicians and researchers along with up-to-date industry breakthrough information and possibilities right into your living room. This unrestricted forum covers all topics from diagnosis to fear to HOPE, where to get help, molecular testing, proteomics/genomics, early detection, personalized medicine, clinical trials, the latest advancements in blood tests, surgical equipment, new therapies, drug discoveries, nutrition—you name it—the Lung Cancer Living Room covers it. And, there is truly nothing like one-on-one advice and support from patients who are living with Lung Cancer. It's all part of the BJALCF Patient 360 Program where patients come first and the road to surviving Lung Cancer is the ONLY road they're going to accept.

The speaker line-up begins with Trever G. Bivona, MD, PhD–University of California San Francisco discussing the landscape of Lung Cancer from diagnosis to survival. The 2012/2013 line-up includes but is nowhere limited to David Gandara, MD–UC Davis, D. Giorgio Scagliotti, MD, PhD–University of Torino, David P. Carbone, MD, PhD–Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, Pasi A. Janne, MD, PhD–Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, James L. Mulshine, MD–Rush University, Shane Dormady, MD–El Camino Hospital (to name just a few) on the BJALCF Patient 360 "dream team" fighting to save your life!

The Foundation's Lung Cancer Olympians from the physician side are dedicated heroes working around the clock to save lives, but the true celebrities, forerunners, and gold medalists are the Lung Cancer Living Room survivors, who are living combatants of Lung Cancer and willing to share with the world, their stories and "how-to" BRING HOPE HOME.

What people are saying about the Living Room:

"Keep up the good work you are doing–you make a difference."—Love, MaryAnn

"This new drug I'm on has been out for less than a year. I get to know these drugs from the Living Room. When Dr. Ganesh Krishna from Palo Alto Medical Center came to speak and talked about a new technology, he said most doctors wouldn't even refer you to it because they don't even know it exists. I had never left a meeting so knowledgeable and so hopeful about having options now." —Brian

"I put myself into an international Lung Cancer study because I was at high-risk in 2004. I was very fortunate because it was found very early. I had a lobectomy. My bottom right lung was removed. I was stage 1A. I am watched very closely now and I feel very, very fortunate to be part of this group."—Sally

"I was diagnosed with Stage 3 mesothelioma in January 2009. I met up with Dr. Thierry Jahan who put together a treatment protocol for me and in March I had my right lung removed and part of my pleural lining was removed and I started on a regimen of chemotherapy. I'm in good shape now, all my treatments ended in October 2009. I have had subsequent CT scans and all my scans are clean and Bonnie has asked me to share with you some new information. I started to go to a pain specialist and she's terrific and she has me on Lyrica®. I have a lot of pain issues because of my surgery and radiation…but I'm now doing a lot more things that I used to do before I went to her." —David

"Thank you for joining us, from our living room to yours…we are all living with Lung Cancer and our goal is to bring HOPE into your home. Empowered patients live longer and our message is simple….we want YOU to LIVE."—Bonnie J. Addario

Tune in on Tuesday, June 19th for questions, HOPE, and answers to surviving Lung Cancer and LIVING WITH LUNG CANCER.

About the Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation
BJALCF is one of the largest philanthropies (patient-founded, patient-focused, and patient-driven) devoted exclusively to eradicating Lung Cancer through research, early detection, education, and treatment. The Foundation works with a diverse group of physicians, organizations, industry partners, individuals, survivors, and their families to identify solutions and make timely and meaningful change. BJALCF was established on March 6, 2006 as a 501© (3) non-profit organization.

About the Addario Lung Cancer Medical Institute (ALCMI)
ALCMI was established in 2008 as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization with the ultimate goal of significantly impacting survival by directly catalyzing and accelerating discovery of new and more effective treatment options for all lung cancer patients.  Presently, ALCMI has 14 academic and community medical centers in the United States and Europe closely collaborating on cutting edge research initiatives.

For patient information about the Living Room, contact Danielle Hicks, Patient Services and Empowerment, 650.670.6045 or

For sponsorship, partnership and speaking engagement opportunities, contact Daniela Gasparini, EVP Strategic Initiatives, 650.296.6959 or

For press inquiries, contact Sheila Von Driska, Communications, 415.357.1278 or

Special thanks to PennTV,, Channel 26. San Mateo County, California and sponsors: Biodesix and Genentech.

SOURCE Bonnie J. Addario Lung Cancer Foundation

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