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ASCO Annual Meeting Highlights Progress in Cancer Prevention & Treatment

Posted by PCF Admin on June 9th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Advocacy - The annual meeting of the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) brings together more than 30,000 members of the oncology community, including providers, researchers, advocates and industry to discuss the status of cancer treatment, prevention, research and policy.  Carolyn Aldig′, Jamie Cooper and I had the pleasure of attending the meeting this year on behalf of the Prevent Cancer Foundation and witnessing the energy and passion of those in the cancer community for making progress toward better prevention, treatment and cure for the disease. While much of the meeting focused on new therapies and strategies in treatment – as you might expect when you get so many oncologists together in the same city- there was significant news in prevention as well, ranging from discussions of biomarkers and other novel approaches to prevention and risk reduction.  Probably the biggest news with respect to prevention was the success in clinical studies of a hormone-blocking drug for reduction of breast cancer risk.  This trial represents the first time that a drug within this category of aromatase inhibitors has been tested in healthy women for prevention of breast cancer as opposed to treatment. Study leader Dr. Paul Goss of Massachusetts General Hospital, reported on results of ...

Community Grantee Spotlight: Fighting Breast Cancer with Heart

Posted by Donna Duncan, Executive Director, Linda Creed on June 8th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Early Detection - Great strides have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer but, we still don’t know what causes breast cancer and we don’t know how to cure it. What we do know is that women educated about breast cancer are more likely to access screenings so that early detection and a better prognosis become possible. [caption id="attachment_4278" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Safe Circle"][/caption] Linda Creed: Fighting Breast Cancer with Heart education and outreach program includes breast health ...

Jamie’s 5K Challenge: Honoring All Those We Love Who have Battled

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Senior Associate, Individual Giving on June 6th, 2011 | 23 Comments »
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Events - Like many Americans, I often fail to appreciate the true meaning behind Memorial Day. In our excitement to have a paid day off from work, a three-day weekend full of family and friends, barbeque and beer, we tend to gloss over the somber gravity and reason for the holiday. My grandfather proudly served in the United States Army and did a tour of duty during the Korean War. As I reflected upon his service and his ...

Sunless Tanning Studio to Give Free Spray Tans to Save Your Skin

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation staff on June 1st, 2011 | No Comments »
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Events - There will be more than 1,000,000 new cases of skin cancer diagnosed in the United States this year, but Chicagoans will have a cancer-free way to get a gorgeous golden brown tan. Spray of Sunshine in Lincoln Park is aiming to start a sunless revolution! They have teamed up with the Prevent Cancer Foundation and starting June 20, they will kick off a week long benefit to help educate our community about safe tanning and skin ...