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Community Grantee Spotlight: Peak Vista Community Health Centers

Posted by Gina Artioli, NCI Community Cancer Centers Program, Communication Specialist on July 13th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Peak Vista, a 2011 community grantee, operates 19 outpatient health centers in Colorado, providing high quality health care to low-income, uninsured and under-insured families since 1971, including free skin cancer screenings. Over 420 Colorado Springs and surrounding area residents turned out for an annual skin screening in May, recognizing the importance of early detection when it comes to cancer protection. This was the largest turnout since it began - up over 150% from prior years. The ...

Colorectal Cancer Screening a Significant Factor in Lowering Incidence & Death Rate

Posted by Liona Chan, Communications Associate on July 7th, 2011 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation welcomes the recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that colorectal cancer incidence and death have significantly decreased due to a greater emphasis on screening. According to the CDC, the rate of new colorectal cancer (CRC) cases fell from 52.3 per 100,000 in 2003 to 45.4 per 100,000 in 2007. The U.S. death rate for colorectal cancer also fell from 19 to 16.7 per 100,000 between 2003 and 2007. ...

Researcher Q&A with Gang Zeng, Ph.D.

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on June 27th, 2011 | No Comments »
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To raise awareness of preventable diseases during men’s health month, we are highlighting the research of Dr. Gang Zeng, an associate professor of urology, at UCLA’s Jonsson Cancer Center. Dr. Zeng received a two-year grant from the Foundation in the spring of 2006. His research project focused on examining epitope arrays as a potentially complementary technology to Prostate specific antigen (PSA) tests for early detection of prostate cancer and its reoccurrence. 1.  What led you to the ...

Community Grantee Spotlight: Fighting Breast Cancer with Heart

Posted by Donna Duncan, Executive Director, Linda Creed on June 8th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Great strides have been made in the diagnosis and treatment of breast cancer but, we still don’t know what causes breast cancer and we don’t know how to cure it. What we do know is that women educated about breast cancer are more likely to access screenings so that early detection and a better prognosis become possible. [caption id="attachment_4278" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Safe Circle"][/caption] Linda Creed: Fighting Breast Cancer with Heart education and outreach program includes breast health ...