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Improved Survival Rates the Result of Decades of Cancer Community Effort

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on January 4th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Today, the American Cancer Society released their annual report citing improved survival rates among cancer patients showing a decline in the number of deaths from cancer by 1.8% in men and 1.6% in women. We congratulate the American Cancer Society for their work and for the resources and services that they provide to cancer patients. The increase in survival cited in the report is the result of decades of research, education, screening and services provided by ...

The Power of Charitable Giving to Save Lives

Posted by Carolyn Schmidt, Managing Director, Development on November 29th, 2011 | No Comments »
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The day after Thanksgiving I saw a friend who had been diagnosed with breast cancer. She’s completed four rounds of chemotherapy, lost her hair, and on some days her appetite.  She’s thinner and looks a bit frail, but her spirit is as strong as ever. Thankfully, she’s doing great. She has a sparkle in her eye and an unbelievable zest for life that would have killed her cancer if the chemo didn’t! She was thrilled to ...

Shure Family Establishes Memorial Fund Honoring Michael Shure

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 8th, 2011 | No Comments »
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The Shure Family of Baltimore, MD has established a memorial fund to celebrate the life of Michael A. Shure. The family has requested that contributions in Mr. Shure’s memory be sent to the Prevent Cancer Foundation. “The Shure family has been long time supporters of the Foundation, both personally and through Cardon Healthcare Network, of which Michael was chairman. I am honored both personally and as President and Founder of the Prevent Cancer Foundation that the ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation News Round-Up

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation staff on July 14th, 2011 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation blog’s look at cancer prevention, early detection and wellness news from around the Web. Sunglasses Should Be Worn All Year to Protect Eyes from UV Rays Harmful UV rays pose just as much of a threat to your eyes as they do to your skin. While the risk is highest in the summer, it’s important to protect yourself year-round when outdoors. (Washington Post) Fewer People Dying of Colon Cancer, Report Says A CDC report confirms ...