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Reconnecting at ASCO 2015

Posted by Kerry McAuliffe on June 2nd, 2015 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation has awarded nearly 450 early career scientists with grants and fellowships in cancer prevention and early detection over the past 30 years. We had the pleasure of meeting one of those scientists over the weekend at the annual American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) conference in Chicago. This conference brings together oncology professionals from around the world to discuss the latest in treatments, therapies and research. We enjoy attending every year to ...

Be a Quitter on World No Tobacco Day

Posted by Maggie Klee on May 31st, 2015 | No Comments »
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Did you know that… … 70 million Americans use tobacco products regularly? … cigarette smoking is linked to 90% of lung cancer cases? … tobacco is responsible for 30% of all cancer deaths in the United States?

Say No to Indoor Tanning Beds. Know More. Do Better.

Posted by Lisa McGovern on May 22nd, 2015 | No Comments »

This blog was originally published here by Disruptive Women in Health Care. I CONFESS… I went to a tanning bed before attending a destination wedding, thinking I was getting a “base coat” that would prevent me from getting a sunburn.

Why Don’t We Take Tanning as Seriously as Tobacco?

Posted by Dr. Sherry Pagoto on May 21st, 2015 | No Comments »
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This blog was originally published here by Disruptive Women in Health Care by Sherry Pagoto, PhD. In 2009, upon review of the science on tanning beds and cancer, the International Agency for Research on Cancer assigned tanning beds a class 1 carcinogen, joining tobacco and asbestos in the highest classification of harm. In spite of this development, skin cancer rates have steadily climbed over the last 3 decades. Rising prevalence is seen especially in young women, ...