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Cancer gaps remain for African Americans

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on February 26th, 2013 | No Comments »
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The latest figures show many improvements have been made in cancer treatments and care for African Americans within the last decade. Since 1990 nearly 200,000 cancer deaths in black Americans have been avoided. But cancer death rates for both African American men and women are still higher than whites. Black women are 16 percent more likely to die from cancer than their white female counterparts. Latest research also shows that between 2005 and 2009, about ...

Researcher examines the importance of communication in colorectal cancer prevention and early detection

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Coordinator on November 27th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Lisa Madlensky, PhD, an Associate Professor at the University of California, San Diego, received a grant from the Foundation in spring 2006 to study ways to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer in patients with polyps and their families. This month we caught up with her to learn more about her research on the complex communication about colon polyps between doctors, patients and their families. Tell us about your project aimed at reducing colorectal cancer risk ...

Researcher Q&A: Talking with Surbhi Jain, PhD Part II

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on October 16th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Editor’s Note: This is the second part of a two-part article about Dr. Jain’s research. Read Part I of Dr. Jain’s Research Q&A. Surbhi Jain, PhD, is postdoctoral researcher at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. One of her major research goals is to develop a reliable non-invasive method for the early detection of liver cancer. Dr. Jain credits the Prevent Cancer Foundation with helping her work towards this goal by “motivating [her] to work hard with ...

Arlen Specter: Steadfast Champion of Medical Research

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on October 15th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Throughout his long and distinguished career, Senator Arlen Specter was someone that you wanted on your side. Prevent Cancer Foundation and our colleagues in the health advocacy community are grateful that he was, as a steadfast champion of medical research. [caption id="attachment_8417" align="alignright" width="220"] U.S. Senator Arlen Specter[/caption] Throughout his term in the United States Senate, which spanned three decades, Senator Specter supported funding for biomedical research, embryonic stem cell research and access to quality care for ...