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Researcher Q & A: Researcher examines how message framing and emotions effect screening decisions

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Coordinator on March 5th, 2013 | No Comments »
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William Klein, PhD, is the Associate Director of the Behavioral Research Program at the National Cancer Institute. In the spring of 2007, as an assistant professor at the University of Pittsburgh, Dr. Klein received a grant from the Prevent Cancer Foundation. His research looked at how health messages are framed and the role of emotions in medical decision making. For example, are health messages more successful if they focus on the losses from not screening ...

Announcing the 2013 Colorectal Cancer Screening Saves Lives National Challenge!

Posted by Erica Childs Warner, Director, Evaluation and Outreach on February 22nd, 2013 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation is excited to announce the 2013 National Challenge for colorectal cancer awareness and screening projects. Show us how you are making a difference in your community to help raise colorectal cancer awareness and screening and engage in the Screening Saves Lives online network of health professionals and community organizations for a chance to win prizes! The purpose of the National Challenge is to champion “grass-roots” community projects in colorectal cancer screening and ...

Lively and thoughtful discussion of cancer screening guidelines planned for the 2013 Dialogue for Action

Posted by Karen Peterson, Vice President of Programs on February 15th, 2013 | No Comments »
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Health professionals who attend the 2013 Dialogue for Action on Cancer Screening: Hitting the Targets will have a unique opportunity to hear a timely and important panel discussion on “The Future of Cancer Screening Guidelines: Reconciling the Benefits and Harms of Cancer Screening”. The discussion will get underway on Thursday March 21 at 4:35 pm at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel in Baltimore. Tim Byers, MD, MPH, an expert in cancer prevention research from the University of ...

Lung cancer CT scans: For older, heavy smokers

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on January 23rd, 2013 | No Comments »
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New lung cancer screening guidelines from the American Cancer Society recommend annual CT lung scans (low dose computed tomography) for people ages 55 to 74 who have smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years or the equivalent, such as two packs a day for 15 years. Research shows that screening these people can cut the risk of dying of lung cancer by 20%. The recommendations also emphasize that individuals should discuss the ...