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Lung Cancer Screening Advances: Life-Saving Information the At-Risk Need to Know

Posted by PCF Admin on November 22nd, 2010 | No Comments »

Regular Screening / Research - Earlier this month, the big news about the 20% reduction in lung cancer in a high-risk population that took part in the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST) has been widely covered by the media.  In the wake of the announced positive results of early detection of lung cancer with spiral CT scans, a number of commentators have commented on the potential harms of engaging in lung cancer screening. While there are critical issues that relate to the risk of screening, another dimension of screening has been largely ignored. If there is a 20% mortality reduction through screening, one may speculate that if screening were implemented among this high-risk group, then 32,000 fewer Americans would die of lung cancer over the next year.  It is likely there are a number of smokers and former smokers in the US that are in the age group (55-74) and tobacco-exposure range (30 pack years) evaluated in the national CT-based screening trial. Given the lethality of lung cancer, these tobacco-exposed individuals are likely to be quite eager to learn about plans for national implementation of lung cancer screening. Clearly there are issues with implementation such as cost, logistics and safety. The medical community knows that the results of ...

Replication of Cancer Screening Program Helps New Community

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Suzanne Hoban

25th Anniversary - Suzanne Hoban Executive Director, Family Health Partnership Clinic ¡Celebremos la vida! Project Director Congratulations to the Prevent Cancer Foundation on 25 successful years! We are so thrilled to have been a partner with this terrific organization since 2004. That year, Prevent Cancer funded a fledgling project in the rural northeastern portion of Illinois. ¡Celebremos la Vida! (Celebrate Life) at Family Health Partnership Clinic joined other successful ¡Celebremos la Vida! programs operating in the Washington, DC area since 1994. ...

Leading Cancer Organizations Urge Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines Review

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy and Advocacy on November 19th, 2010 | No Comments »

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 ...

Healthy Recipes: Japanese Chicken-Scallion Rice Bowl

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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 ...