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February: Celebrating Black History Month and National Cancer Prevention Month

Posted by Maggie Klee on February 10th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Did You Know... - cancer is the second leading cause of death for African-Americans? - three of the five most common cancers for African-Americans are preventable in most cases? - the lifetime probability of dying from cancer is about 1 in 4 for African-American men and 1 in 5 for African-American women? - the African-American population suffers from the highest cancer death rates of all minority groups in the United States? February is both Black History Month and National Cancer ...

Lessons Learned at the 2015 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium

Posted by Carolyn Aldigé on January 29th, 2015 | No Comments »
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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 ...

Seek knowledge this October

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications and Policy Coordinator on October 3rd, 2014 | No Comments »
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(photo: Christopher John Sztybel ) Pink is everywhere during the month of October. Millions of women and men come together in solidarity during Breast Cancer Awareness Month to share their stories, battles, hopes and experiences. With “pink power” on our minds and upcoming gatherings with relatives to celebrate the holidays, one essential key to cancer prevention is clear: the importance of knowing your family history. You may be at greater risk for breast cancer and other ...

Know your normal: 6 steps to combat gynecologic cancers

Posted by Rebecca Evans, Communications and Policy Coordinator on September 12th, 2014 | No Comments »
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September marks the arrival of everyone’s favorite season, but it also marks the designated month for raising awareness of prostate cancer, gynecologic cancers and childhood obesity. Today, let’s focus on gynecologic cancers. Gynecologic cancers are cancers affecting a woman’s reproductive organs. The five main types are cervical, ovarian, uterine, vaginal and vulvar. By the end of 2014, an expected 94,990 cases of gynecologic cancer will have been diagnosed, and 28,790 women are expected to have died from ...