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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 ...

Announcing the 2012 Screening Saves National Challenge Winners!

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on May 15th, 2012 | No Comments »
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We are excited to announce the results of the 2012 Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives National Challenge. The first place winner is Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney, Nebraska. They will receive a $5,000 grant for their colorectal cancer awareness project and an exhibit stop from the Prevent Cancer Super Colon™. The second place winner is Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn, IL and the third place winner is St. Mary’s County Health Department in ...

Lung Cancer Workshop IX: A Policy Perspective

Posted by Laurie Fenton Ambrose, President & CEO, Lung Cancer Alliance on May 11th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Lung Cancer Alliance was thrilled to be able to participate in Prevent Cancer Foundation’s annual Lung Cancer Workshop on Quantitative Applications for CT Imaging for Early Lung Cancer Management. This was our sixth year of attendance and we came away with an even deeper understanding of and respect for the research and researchers engaged in this important and life-saving work. Lung Cancer Alliance was asked to help lead the “policy perspective” discussion among this diverse group ...