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USPSTF Prostate Cancer Screening Guidelines Statement

Posted by PCF Admin on May 22nd, 2012 | No Comments »
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Education - The latest guidelines on prostate cancer screening from the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) indicate that doctors should not recommend routine Prostate Specific Antigen (PSA) tests for men of any age. To address questions that men may have about what to do, the Prevent Cancer Foundation encourages men to talk with their doctors about the risks and benefits of prostate cancer testing. Shared decision-making between men and their doctors is the best way to resolve this important health issue. Researchers are working to improve testing to detect prostate cancer and testing to determine whether prostate cancer is likely to lead to death from the disease. There is no question that in some cases early detection of prostate cancer followed by prompt treatment saves lives. It is also clear that some men are treated for cancers that will never cause them harm, and they must live with possible side effects and complications of treatment. Currently available tests are useful but are not 100 percent accurate. It’s complicated. To learn more about prostate cancer screening and to help you decide whether to get screened for prostate cancer, the Prevent Cancer Foundation continues to support these recommendations for the early detection of prostate ...

Announcing the 2012 Screening Saves National Challenge Winners!

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on May 15th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Community Outreach - We are excited to announce the results of the 2012 Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives National Challenge. The first place winner is Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. They will receive a $5,000 grant for their colorectal cancer awareness project and an exhibit stop from the Prevent Cancer Super Colon™. The second place winner is Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, IL and the third place winner is St. Mary’s County Health Department in ...

A Mother’s Day Gift that Saves Lives

Posted by Jamie Cooper, Individual Giving Manager on May 11th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Foundation News - Like so many adult children I often struggle with how to give back to my wonderful parents in meaningful ways. They already have everything they truly need, so I always scramble to think of ideas that are creative gifts that express how much they mean to me. [caption id="attachment_7132" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Jamie and her mom Julia"][/caption] This Mother’s Day I am giving my mother a gift that will save lives.  I am making a contribution to the ...

Lung Cancer Workshop IX: A Policy Perspective

Posted by Laurie Fenton Ambrose, President & CEO, Lung Cancer Alliance on | No Comments »
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Advocacy - Lung Cancer Alliance was thrilled to be able to participate in Prevent Cancer Foundation’s annual Lung Cancer Workshop on Quantitative Applications for CT Imaging for Early Lung Cancer Management. This was our sixth year of attendance and we came away with an even deeper understanding of and respect for the research and researchers engaged in this important and life-saving work. Lung Cancer Alliance was asked to help lead the “policy perspective” discussion among this diverse group ...