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GLCC Journalism Awards Announced, Katie Couric National Media Recipient

Posted by Carolyn R. Aldigé, President and Founder on December 2nd, 2010 | No Comments »
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As a founding member and vice-president of the Global Lung Cancer Coalition (GLCC), it was my pleasure to join CancerCare’s Win Boerckel in New York City yesterday to present the 2010 Global Lung Cancer Coalition Journalism Award in the US National Media category to Katie Couric. Her CBS Evening News segment on June 29th raised awareness about the prevalence of lung cancer, especially among women. The Global Lung Cancer Coalition consists of organizations from 16 countries ...

Shop for Prevention: Tis the Season for Giving

Posted by Tanya Blue, Acting Managing Director, Development on November 24th, 2010 | No Comments »
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Shop for Prevention this holiday season and your gifts will benefit cancer prevention research, education and community outreach programs nationwide. It’s that time of the year again when we start checking the store circulars for the best deals on holiday gifts for our friends, family and co-workers. This year you can shop with a purpose by shopping with Prevent Cancer Foundation Shop for Prevention friends and partners that have agreed to designate a portion of the ...

Prevent Cancer Foundation News Round-Up

Posted by PCF Admin on November 23rd, 2010 | No Comments »

The Prevent Cancer Foundation blog’s weekly look at news from around the web in the cancer prevention and wellness communities. How to Have a Healthy Thanksgiving Health is not only about eating well and exercising. Be healthy this Thanksgiving by giving thanks! People who offer gratitude are happier and take better care of their bodies than those who do not, according to this article. (SanDiegoMagazine.com) Take that, Stretch! Short people burn ...

Leading Cancer Organizations Urge Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines Review

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy and Advocacy on November 19th, 2010 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation joined with the Lung Cancer Alliance and the American Legacy Foundation to send a letter to Carolyn M. Clancy M.D., the Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ), urging the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) to take immediate action to change their current rating for CT scans. The USPSTF is an independent panel of primary care providers that publish “Recommendation Statements” on all cancer screenings. The USPSTF’s guidelines ...