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Colorectal Cancer

New Colon Cancer Test May Increase Screening Numbers

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on June 14th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Getting screened for colorectal cancer is important for the prevention and early detection of the disease. However, too many Americans who should be screened are failing to do so. In 2010, only 59% of Americans who should have been screened for colorectal cancer were, compared to 67% for breast cancer and 76% for cervical cancer. During an optical colonoscopy, required every 10 years, a doctor inserts a scope into the colon to detect and remove small ...

Researcher Studies How Fiber Protects Against Colorectal Cancer

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on May 23rd, 2012 | No Comments »
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This month we spoke with Dallas Donohoe, PhD, at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, who received a fellowship from the Foundation in fall 2008 to examine how fiber protects against colorectal cancer. We caught up with Dr. Donohoe to hear more about his research and the importance of funding studies in prevention and early detection. [caption id="attachment_7181" align="alignright" width="215" caption="Dallas Donohoe, PhD"][/caption] What led you to the field of colorectal cancer prevention? My research on ...

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 ...

Meet Bob Baker – A Breakaway from Cancer Champion

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on April 18th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Prevent Cancer Foundation is a partner in Breakaway from Cancer , a campaign founded in 2005 to highlight the resources available to the public through four national partner organizations in prevention through survivorship, including the Cancer Support Community, Patient Advocate Foundation, and National Coalition for Cancer Survivorship. The campaign also celebrates the passion, and impact through advocacy that survivors and caregivers can have. This year, you can help us choose the four individuals that we will ...