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Research progress report: Frizzled 9 and lung cancer chemoprevention

Posted by Maggie Klee on January 29th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Research - Every year, lung cancer leads to more deaths than any other cancer. An estimated 159,2601 Americans were expected to die from lung cancer in 2014, accounting for about 27% of all cancer deaths. The Foundation is committed to lung cancer prevention research and currently supports five researchers studying different aspects of preventing this deadly disease. One of these researchers is Meredith Tennis, Ph.D., of the University of Colorado Denver. Her project focuses on Frizzled 9, a protein that helps to maintain normal lung tissue, as a potential biomarker2 to predict how patients may respond to the drug iloprost, a drug being used for chemoprevention.

Lessons Learned at the 2015 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium

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Prevention - This post was originally published here by the American Society of Clinical Oncology. As President and Founder of the Prevent Cancer Foundation, it is imperative for me to keep abreast of the latest research in prevention and early detection. Because we are often contacted by newly-diagnosed GI cancer patients, it is also vital that I keep up with progress in the development of therapies. So although I’m invited to numerous meetings, I couldn’t pass up the ...

Are You Keeping Up Your New Year’s Resolutions?

Posted by Maggie KleeMaggie Klee on January 23rd, 2015 | No Comments »
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Early Detection / Education - Every year many of us commit to taking better care of our health, but we either don’t know how to go about it or think it’s too complicated and costs too much. January is Cervical Cancer Prevention Month and getting screened is one way to start fulfilling your resolution for a healthier lifestyle. Globally, about 300,000 women die of cervical cancer every year. However, due to improved screening and vaccinations, cervical cancer is now a highly ...

2015 State of the Union: What You Should Know

Posted by Elizabeth HofflerElizabeth Hoffler on January 21st, 2015 | No Comments »

Advocacy - Last night, January 20, President Obama delivered his 6th State of the Union address. The overall message was that we have emerged from a crisis to a position of strength. The President focused “less on a checklist of proposals and more on the values at stake in the choices before us.” Here are some of the major points that were covered which the Prevent Cancer Foundation believe are important to the health and wellbeing of ...