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CT Scans Significantly Reduce Lung Cancer Deaths

Posted by PCF Admin on November 4th, 2010 | 1 Comment »
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Research - This morning the National Cancer Institute (NCI) released the initial results of the National Lung Screening Trial, a large-scale, NCI-sponsored test of screening methods to reduce deaths from lung cancer by detecting cancers at earlier, more treatable stages. More than 53,000 people at high risk of developing lung cancer were screened by either chest X-ray or low-dose spiral CT scans.  The study found twenty percent fewer lung cancer deaths among trial participants screened with low-dose spiral-CT. These findings are an important discovery in the early detection of lung cancer, which is the leading cause of cancer deaths in both men and women, nationally and globally. An estimated 222,529 Americans will be diagnosed this year alone, and an estimated 157,300 will die. Tobacco use is the most important risk factor for lung cancer, but lung cancer also strikes some individuals who have never smoked. In his official announcement, NCI Director Harold Varmus, M.D., stated “This large and well-designed study used rigorous scientific methods to test ways to prevent death from lung cancer by screening patients at especially high risk.” We at the Prevent Cancer Foundation are delighted by this news, as we have long hoped that an effective method for early detection of this leading ...

Is There a Magic Bullet to Prevent Cancer?

Posted by Jan Bresch, Exec. V.P. & COO on November 3rd, 2010 | 2 Comments »
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Exercise Daily / Healthy Eating / No Smoking / Regular Screening - If you see, read or hear medical news on television, magazines or the Web, you will find, almost daily, some cancer research study being published, or referred to, by those who seek to capitalize on those studies to sell their goods and services. In some cases those trying to capitalize will misquote or take the findings out of context, all the while promising that if you buy their product – today – you will live longer and avoid cancer. ...

Clearing the Air on Lung Cancer Risk Factors and Prevention

Posted by PCF AdminPCF Admin on November 2nd, 2010 | No Comments »
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Foundation News / Regular Screening / Research - Did you know lung cancer kills more people per year than breast, prostate, colon and pancreatic cancers combined? While it is true that not smoking is a major way to prevent lung cancer, we want to clear the air on a few other important preventive measures one can take to stay healthy. And there’s no better time to do so than during Lung Cancer Awareness month! Since 2004, the Prevent Cancer Foundation has hosted a series ...

25th Anniversary Congratulations

Posted by Janet Hudson on November 1st, 2010 | No Comments »
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25th Anniversary / Advocacy - Kim Thiboldeaux Cancer Support Community Congratulations on your 25th Anniversary!  The Cancer Support Community has been privileged to partner with the Foundation on a number of prevention campaigns.  We applaud you on all of your accomplishments in the past 25 years.  See the YouTube video! Editor’s Note: This post is  part of the 25th Anniversary Testimonials Initiative.