Prevent Cancer Foundation Blog

February: Celebrating Black History Month and National Cancer Prevention Month

Posted by Maggie Klee on February 10th, 2015 | No Comments »
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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 Prevention Month, and a perfect time to shed some light on how to reverse the trend of the African-American population suffering with the highest cancer death rates of all minority groups.

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 »
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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 ...

Are You Keeping Up Your New Year’s Resolutions?

Posted by Maggie KleeMaggie Klee on January 23rd, 2015 | No Comments »
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Early Detection / Education - Every year many of us commit to taking better care of our health, but we either don’t know how to go about it or think it’s too complicated and costs too much. January is Cervical Cancer Prevention Month and getting screened is one way to start fulfilling your resolution for a healthier lifestyle. Globally, about 300,000 women die of cervical cancer every year. However, due to improved screening and vaccinations, cervical cancer is now a highly ...