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Help Your Loved Ones Prevent Cancer [Infographic]

Posted by Ashley Boggs on October 31st, 2012 | No Comments »
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Adopting lifestyle changes that help prevent cancer is easier when there is a strong support network of friends and family to rely on. You can start your loved ones on the road to good health by leading by example and motivating them through these 5 simple steps: Promote a healthy diet. Find fun physical activities the family can do together. Discourage smoking and drink alcohol in moderation. Support loved ones who are trying to quit smoking. Talk about your ...

2013 Dialogue for Action™ on Cancer Screening: Save These Dates

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on October 25th, 2012 | 2 Comments »
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The 2013 Dialogue for Action™ on Cancer Screening: Hitting the Targets will take place on March 21-22, at the Renaissance Baltimore Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. (March 20 will have pre-conference sessions.) In past years, the focus of the Dialogue has been colorectal cancer screening. New this year, the Dialogue for Action will expand to include the mandated guidelines-driven cancer screenings seen in quality measures (colorectal, cervical and breast cancer screenings) and will also cover ...

Support Legislation Making Improvements to USPSTF

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Director of Policy & Advocacy on August 15th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Be an Advocate for Prevention — Help build support for legislation making improvements to the US Preventive Services Task Force Guidelines (USPSTF) Setting Processes. Determining evidence-based screening guidelines for individuals and providers is a critical part of cancer prevention.  Many professional and voluntary health organizations have rigorous guideline setting processes within their area of expertise and develop and review screening recommendations regularly to keep pace with the changing medical and scientific landscapes. There is also a Federal entity ...

15 Year Old Invents Cancer Detection Tool, Wins Intel S&E Fair

Posted by Vanamala Narasimhan, Communications Intern on August 1st, 2012 | 2 Comments »
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Jack Andraka, a 15 year old Maryland high school student, recently won the prestigious Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) for his work on cancer identification technology. His winning project was an early detection test that can be used to detect pancreatic, ovarian and lung cancers. We got a chance to ask him about his project and achievements—here’s what this talented young scientist had to say: Q:     Where did you get your inspiration for your ...