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Take caution redheads: Study shows skin cancer risks even without the sun

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 20th, 2012 | 1 Comment »
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Medical experts have long claimed that redheads were at a greater risk for skin cancer than other skin types. Their fair skin is thought to provide less natural protection against UV rays from the sun. A recent study with mice shows that redheads may be at risk for melanoma, the deadliest type of skin cancer, even when covered up from the sun. While studying two groups of mice with different pigment-producing genes – one with ...

Medical communities focus on cancer treatment, not prevention

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Today cancer prevention and early detection is at the forefront of reducing cancer diagnoses and deaths. The curriculum of American medical schools, however, continues to emphasize the old paradigm of treatment, rather than prevention when educating our future physicians. A recent survey revealed that medical students were inadequately trained in cancer prevention knowledge, including skin cancer, a very curable disease if caught early. These knowledge gaps may stem from medical students’ lack of awareness in ...

5 tips for winterizing your run

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There’s a winter chill in the air but that doesn’t have to stop you from your routine outdoor run. Running in the fresh air offers great health benefits that shake away those winter blues and boost your energy levels. If you are worried about braving the cold these 5 tips can help keep your winter run safe and comfortable: Avoid overdressing- remember it’s going to warm up once you start moving. Substitute cotton for nylon clothing. Warm up ...

Boston’s WEEI 93.7 wins the 2012 Global Lung Cancer Coalition Journalism Award

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 19th, 2012 | No Comments »
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[caption id="attachment_8724" align="alignright" width="300"] From left to right: Rich Monopoli and Diane Legg, Co-Directors New England Chapter of Lung Cancer Alliance; Jason Wolfe, Vice President of Programming at WEEI Sports Radio, Boston; Heather Unruh, Co-Anchor at WCVB-TV Channel 5 in Boston.[/caption] The Global Lung Cancer Coalition (GLCC) Journalism Award recognizes outstanding journalistic efforts in providing lung cancer patients with a voice and promoting public understanding of the disease. This year, on November 13, at the Boston ...