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GLCC Journalism Awards Announced, Katie Couric National Media Recipient

Posted by PCF Admin on December 2nd, 2010 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - 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 in North America, South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. The Prevent Cancer Foundation, CancerCare, the National Lung Cancer Partnership, and Lung Cancer Alliance are the four U.S.-based GLCC organizations. We work together and with our partner organizations abroad to promote global understanding of the burden of lung cancer and the right of patients to effective early detection, better treatment and supportive care. [caption id="attachment_2431" align="alignleft" width="347" caption="(L. to. R.) CancerCare's Win Boerckel, Katie Couric, Prevent Cancer Foundation's Carolyn Aldige at the CBS News studio in New York City on Nov. 30, 2010. Photo courtesy of CancerCare Copelink."][/caption] The Lung Cancer Journalism Awards were first launched by the GLCC in May 2006 to recognize exceptional journalists who have raised awareness about lung cancer, a disease that receives very ...

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Think You Can Put Off that Routine Annual Checkup? Think Again.

Posted by U.S. Congressman Jim McGovern on December 1st, 2010 | No Comments »
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Regular Screening - We are all busy – between work, kids, family and friends, schedules book up fast. For me, this year was particularly hectic due to an unusually tough political climate. My reelection campaign was an additional demand on top of the usual congressional schedule and family commitments. It would have been easy to postpone my routine annual medical checkup until after the November election or beyond. But I’m glad I didn’t. In August, I scheduled and kept the appointment ...

Lung Cancer Survivor’s Story: Don’t Ignore the Symptoms

Posted by Laura McCracken, Guest Blogger on November 29th, 2010 | 8 Comments »
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No Smoking / Regular Screening - I'm too busy to have cancer! With a full-time job, house, social life, dating, cycling and traveling, how do you put it all on pause for an illness? Back in 2007, I was burning the candle at both ends. I felt so tired and achy all of the time, so I stopped exercising because I didn't have the energy. It seemed to all spiral down after that. In August 2007, I kept having pains in my chest, ...

Memorial Tribute Focuses on Prevention and Early Detection

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25th Anniversary - John C. Ruckdeschel, M.D. Director and CEO, Nevada Cancer Institute I know that the Foundation was established to honor the memory of Carolyn Aldige's (President and Founder) father and to strike back in some way against the disease, lung cancer, which took his life. Who would have imagined then how extraordinarily successful your efforts would be today?    Over the years there have been many advocacy groups that have arisen and a great deal of rhetoric expended, but through ...