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Gaming for Good: Charity Video Game Marathon Raises Over $145,000 for Cancer Prevention

Posted by Cheryssa Jensen, Communications Associate on January 11th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Opposable thumbs have served the human race well throughout history, providing important advances such as fine motor skills, the development of tools, becoming the most dominant species on the planet… and the ability to text. Opposable thumbs are also useful for playing video games and for raising over $145,000 for cancer prevention and early detection. [caption id="attachment_6243" align="alignright" width="270" caption="Gaming to "Stop Cancer Before It Starts!" SDA member at work"][/caption] That’s right! Members of Speed Demos Archive ...

Improved Survival Rates the Result of Decades of Cancer Community Effort

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on January 4th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Today, the American Cancer Society released their annual report citing improved survival rates among cancer patients showing a decline in the number of deaths from cancer by 1.8% in men and 1.6% in women. We congratulate the American Cancer Society for their work and for the resources and services that they provide to cancer patients. The increase in survival cited in the report is the result of decades of research, education, screening and services provided by ...

Speed Demos Archive Gears Up for 2nd 6 Day Marathon to benefit Prevent Cancer Foundation

Posted by Mike Uyama, Speed Demos Archive on January 3rd, 2012 | No Comments »
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Speed Demos Archive, the internet’s leading source for video game speed run videos, is all about finishing games as quickly as possible, and we have videos of over 650 games done by players all across the world. [caption id="attachment_6185" align="alignright" width="240" caption="SDA Members at the 2011 "Awesome Games Done Quick""][/caption] Beginning tomorrow, we will be hosting an event where our site’s members will be using their skills to raise money for a fantastic organization—the Prevent Cancer Foundation. ...

US Senate Commemorates National Cancer Act 40th Anniversary

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on December 14th, 2011 | No Comments »
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December 2011 marks a milestone in the Federal commitment to the war on cancer. Forty years ago, the US Congress passed, and President Richard Nixon signed, the National Cancer Act of 1971, a bill which expanded our country’s national cancer program and gave the National Cancer Institute unprecedented authority and resources to begin a comprehensive approach to understanding and developing more effective tools to prevent and treat cancer. Today, several members of the United States Senate, ...