Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

Leading Cancer Organizations Urge Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines Review

Posted by PCF Admin on November 19th, 2010 | No Comments »
LisaHughes

Foundation News / Regular Screening - 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 for lung cancer screenings are from 2004, and they currently assign CT scans a grade of “I”. This means there is insufficient evidence for USPSTF to recommend for or against the screening. However, in early November of this year, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) announced that they were suspending the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) due to a confirmed 20% decrease in mortality when CT scans were used instead of X-rays for lung cancer screening. The Prevent Cancer Foundation is optimistic that the USPSTF will initiate an expedited review and consider the NLST trial results as sufficient and conclusive evidence to issue an updated recommendation statement. If USPSTF awards an “A” or “B” grade to CT scans, it will be recommended or highly recommended that the ...

NC_VOTE

Healthy Recipes: Japanese Chicken-Scallion Rice Bowl

Posted by Janet Hudson on | No Comments »
Japanese Chicken-Scallion Rice Bowl

Healthy Eating -   Here's the quintessence of Japanese home cooking: an aromatic, protein-rich broth served over rice.  For a less traditional taste, you could reduce or even omit the sugar for a more healthy recipe.   4 servings, 1 1/2 cups each | Active Time: 15 minutes | Total Time: 20 minutes     Ingredients 1 1/2 cups instant brown rice 1 cup reduced-sodium chicken broth 1 1/2 tablespoons sugar 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce 1 tablespoon mirin, (see Ingredient note) 2 large egg whites 1 large egg 8 ounces ...

Go Smoke-Free #2PreventCancer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Fdn Staff on November 18th, 2010 | No Comments »
Lung Cancer PSA

No Smoking - Today marks the 35th annual Great American Smokeout, which encourages smokers to lay off the habit for at least 24 hours and to use this date to make a plan to quit smoking. By quitting smoking, an individual can take steps toward a healthier lifestyle – one that can lead to reducing lung cancer risk while improving the lives of those around them. According to the American Cancer Society, there have been great results since the ...

A Dialogue for Action That’s Magical

Posted by Janet Hudson on November 15th, 2010 | No Comments »
Don Nease, M.D.

25th Anniversary / Conferences - Donald E. Nease, M.D. Associate Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of Michigan  “The National Dialogue for Action meeting on colorectal cancer is the only meeting I attend where survivors, advocates, public health, providers and researchers come together to discuss meaningful ways to advance the effort to reduce suffering from colorectal cancer. Normally, it’s just one or two of these groups in the room at meetings, but the Dialogue brings us all together, and that is magical! ...