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2013 GLCC lung cancer survey gauges symptom awareness, smoking prevalence

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 21st, 2013 | No Comments »
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According to a recent survey investigating awareness of lung cancer symptoms and smoking prevalence, over 70% of surveyed Americans could name symptoms of lung cancer, the leading cancer killer in the U.S. for both men and women. The survey also found that overall, 18% of people were current smokers while 56% had never smoked regularly. Among the other notable findings were that American women are more likely to say that they have never smoked than ...

What’s new with Dialogue and why should YOU attend?

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 20th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Dialogue for Action™: Right-Sizing Cancer Screening March 20 – 21, 2014 (Pre-conference Sessions on March 19) Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel It’s time to start thinking about Dialogue again! The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s annual national Dialogue for Action™ has a reputation for initiating positive change in cancer screening and is committed to realizing its lifesaving potential for all communities. New with Dialogue in 2014: More personal time with dynamic speakers The conference has added structured time for informal dialogue ...

Researcher Q&A: Exploring a new imaging technique to detect breast cancer early

Posted by Jenny Twesten, Coordinator of Research and Programs on September 26th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Ehsan Samei, PhD, is Professor of Radiology, Medical Physics, Physics, Biomedical Engineering and Electrical and Computer Engineering at Duke University Medical Center, where he also serves as Director of Carl E. Ravin Advanced Imaging Laboratories and Division Chief of the Clinical Imaging Physics Group. In the spring of 2006, Dr. Samei received a grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation to research stereo imaging as a new technique for the early detection of breast cancer. We ...

Research opens doors

Posted by Jenny Twesten, Coordinator of Research and Programs Administration on August 22nd, 2013 | No Comments »
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The application cycle for Prevent Cancer Foundation’s 2013 Research Grant and Fellowship Program just closed, and, while we gear up to review these new applications, we thought we’d check in with our 2012 awardees and see how they’re doing in their first year of research! For those unfamiliar with our grant and fellowship program, we awarded seven researchers from across the country with two years of funding to conduct research using innovative technology and fresh approaches ...