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Early Detection

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

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

Spiral CT Scan Cost Effective in Detecting Lung Cancer Early

Posted by PCF Admin on April 11th, 2012 | No Comments »
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The annual death rate for lung cancer is higher than cervical, prostate, colon and breast cancers combined, yet screening for those cancers is widely accepted and screening for lung cancer is not. A recent study by Dr. James Mulshine and researchers at the Rush University Medical Center, published in the April 2012 issue of Health Affairs, found that low-dose spiral CT screening would greatly reduce lung cancer mortality and cost less than other standard cancer ...