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Early Detection

An iPhone App for Skin Cancer Screening

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on August 6th, 2012 | No Comments »

A new free app developed at the University of Michigan allows users to use their phone’s camera to detect early signs of skin cancer. UMSkinCheck guides users through a series of 23 photos to take of their body parts as a basis for comparison should cancerous moles or lesions appear. The National Cancer Institute estimates that there will be 2 million new diagnoses of skin cancer in the Unites States this year and 76,250 cases of ...

15 Year Old Invents Cancer Detection Tool, Wins Intel S&E Fair

Posted by Vanamala Narasimhan, Communications Intern on August 1st, 2012 | 2 Comments »

Jack Andraka, a 15 year old Maryland high school student, recently won the prestigious Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) for his work on cancer identification technology. His winning project was an early detection test that can be used to detect pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancers. We got a chance to ask him about his project and achievements—here’s what this talented young scientist had to say: Q:     Where did you get your inspiration for your ...

Turning Grief into Action: A Father Talks about the Need for Greater Testicular Cancer Awareness

Posted by Jim Wood, Director, Digital Media on April 12th, 2012 | 4 Comments »

[caption id="attachment_6938" align="alignright" width="202" caption="Brad Coleman"][/caption] Brad Coleman was a healthy and active 17 year-old boy who enjoyed fishing, hunting and riding ATVs in his native western Tennessee. In October 2008 he began complaining of severe headaches that were initially attributed to a family history of migraines. By the end of December, Brad’s headaches grew more severe and he was taken to the emergency room in nearby Camden, TN. There it was discovered that he had ...

JC Hayward and Andrea Roane: “Buddies” through Breast Cancer

Posted by Andrea Roane on | 3 Comments »

Early detection saves lives. Early detection gives you options. Early detection puts you in the driver’s seat when it comes to how you want to fight your breast cancer. That’s what I’ve been saying for nearly two decades as the face of Buddy Check 9, WUSA-TV’s breast cancer awareness program. It began 19 years ago in partnership with the Prevent Cancer Foundation and Georgetown University Hospital. Since the start, I’ve heard from scores of women and men ...