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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 ...

Researcher examines the importance of communication in colorectal cancer prevention and early detection

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Coordinator on November 27th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Lisa Madlensky, PhD, an Associate Professor at the University of California, San Diego, received a grant from the Foundation in spring 2006 to study ways to reduce the risk of colorectal cancer in patients with polyps and their families. This month we caught up with her to learn more about her research on the complex communication about colon polyps between doctors, patients and their families. Tell us about your project aimed at reducing colorectal cancer risk ...

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 ...