Northwestern Medicine Walks for Lung Cancer Research
“Lung cancer has been under the public’s radar for far too long,” said Malcolm DeCamp, MD, Northwestern Medicine’s chief of thoracic surgery. “We need events like this one to remind people of the importance of lung cancer research. Many people are surprised to learn that lung cancer is the leading cancer killer of women so there simply can’t be enough attention paid to this issue.”
More than 1,000 people participated in the walk which raised about $160,000 for lung cancer detection, research and cures. Northwestern Medicine was the official event sponsor.
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