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Former US Congressman Clay Shaw Loses Battle with Lung Cancer


Lung Cancer Alliance Honorary Board Member Was a Great Supporter in the Fight Against Lung Cancer

[Washington, DC – September 11, 2013] – Today, Lung Cancer Alliance mourns the loss of an Honorary Board Member, The Honorable Clay Shaw who passed away Tuesday from a long battle with lung cancer.

Lung Cancer Alliance sends heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of the Honorable Clay Shaw, who was a strong leader on so many legislative fronts, including lung cancer, during his tenure in the House of Representatives.  

“We are thankful to have worked with Congressman Shaw and will continue to pursue our work in the fight against lung cancer in his honor and in honor of all those touched by lung cancer,” says President & CEO of Lung Cancer Alliance, Laurie Fenton Ambrose.

Former Congressman Shaw was one of the first elected leaders in the House of Representatives to advocate for critically needed federal research funding for lung cancer screening and treatments. Shaw’s early and unwavering support to the lung cancer community paved the way for the progress we have seen with the passage of lung cancer-specific legislation, the approval of new treatments and now the recommendation for lung cancer screening for those at high risk.