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Researcher Q&A with Janne Nappi, PhD

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on November 22nd, 2011 | No Comments »
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[caption id="attachment_5752" align="alignright" width="240" caption="Janne Nappi, PhD"][/caption] The Foundation is proud to highlight the colon cancer research of Janne Nappi, PhD, an instructor of radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital. Dr. Nappi received a two-year grant from the Foundation in Fall 2008 to improve the accuracy of computed tomographic colonography (CTC) by developing sophisticated computer algorithms to analyze the surface of the colon and indicate the locations of hard-to-detect flat growths that might develop into cancer. 1.  What ...

Lung Cancer: Opportunities to Reduce Mortality Through Policy

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on November 9th, 2011 | No Comments »
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Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death for both men and women, accounting for 28 percent of all cancer deaths, more than colon cancer, breast cancer, prostate cancer, and pancreatic cancer combined. Yet in research dollars per death, lung cancer is the least funded of the major cancers. However, more so now than perhaps at any other time in recent memory, we have an opportunity to capitalize on advances in screening, a shifting attitude ...

Lifetime Television Partnership Educates Millions on Breast Cancer Prevention and Early Detection

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on October 27th, 2011 | No Comments »
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This October, the Prevent Cancer Foundation was selected by A&E Networks and Lifetime Television to be a Coalition Partner for FIVE, one of its most high-profile films to date. Directed by some of Hollywood’s most sought after actresses, including Demi Moore, Jennifer Aniston, and Alicia Keys, FIVE is an anthology of short films exploring the impact of breast cancer on the lives of five individuals and their families. The movie premiered on October 10 and ...

“My Fair Wedding” Host David Tutera Debuts New Cancer Prevention PSA

Posted by David Tutera on October 10th, 2011 | No Comments »
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I was thrilled to hear that the Foundation was among a group of cancer organizations selected as a Coalition Partner for the upcoming Lifetime Network film Five--a story of five unique women and how breast cancer affects their lives.  What is amazing is that some of Hollywood’s elite actresses; Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore, Alicia Keyes, Penelope Spheeris and Patty Jenkins, have all come together to direct this powerful and heart-warming film. What is even more extraordinary ...