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Yes, We Know Another Six Weeks of Winter

Posted by Maggie Klee on February 11th, 2015 | No Comments »

Prevention - It’s only February and 2015 has already experienced some severe winter storms. Snow has blanketed the Northeast, especially Boston, which received a record-breaking 78 inches of snow in 17 days. Thousands have been snowed into their homes and the storms are still coming. In preparation for the prolonged cold weather, here are some tips to keep you and your family healthy for the remainder of the season.

February: Celebrating Black History Month and National Cancer Prevention Month

Posted by Maggie KleeMaggie Klee on February 10th, 2015 | No Comments »

Prevention - 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 ...

Research progress report: Frizzled 9 and lung cancer chemoprevention

Posted by Jenny Twesten on January 29th, 2015 | No Comments »
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Research - Every year, lung cancer leads to more deaths than any other cancer. An estimated 159,2601 Americans were expected to die from lung cancer in 2014, accounting for about 27% of all cancer deaths. The Foundation is committed to lung cancer prevention research and currently supports five researchers studying different aspects of preventing this deadly disease. One of these researchers is Meredith Tennis, Ph.D., of the University of Colorado Denver. Her project focuses on Frizzled 9, a ...

Lessons Learned at the 2015 Gastrointestinal Cancers Symposium

Posted by Carolyn Aldigé on | No Comments »

Prevention - 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 ...