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Attendees applaud the 2013 Dialogue for Action on Cancer Screening

Posted by Karen Peterson, Vice President of Programs on April 11th, 2013 | No Comments »
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This year, the Dialogue for Action expanded its focus to “cancer screening” from its earlier focus of “colorectal cancer screening” and it was a huge success, as you’ll see from the comments and data from the 2013 attendees in this blog. [caption id="attachment_10243" align="alignright" width="218"] Keynote speaker John Polanowicz, Massachusetts HHS Secretary, talks with Michael McCalla, MSHA, at a break.[/caption] The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Dialogue for Action on Cancer Screening: Hitting the Targets took place in Baltimore ...

Training dogs to detect ovarian cancer

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on December 4th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Woman’s best friend could also save her life. Researchers at the Pine Street Foundation in California are teaching rescue dogs how to sniff out ovarian cancer through a person’s breath. Using cloths that both a control group of healthy people and ovarian cancer patients have breathed on, trainers teach dogs how to use their nose to identify the cloth samples that belong to the cancer patient. When the dog correctly detects the cancer they are ...

Help Your Loved Ones Prevent Cancer [Infographic]

Posted by Ashley Boggs on October 31st, 2012 | No Comments »
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Adopting lifestyle changes that help prevent cancer is easier when there is a strong support network of friends and family to rely on. You can start your loved ones on the road to good health by leading by example and motivating them through these 5 simple steps: Promote a healthy diet. Find fun physical activities the family can do together. Discourage smoking and drink alcohol in moderation. Support loved ones who are trying to quit smoking. Talk about your ...

Researcher Q&A: Talking with Surbhi Jain, PhD Part II

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on October 16th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Editor’s Note: This is the second part of a two-part article about Dr. Jain’s research. Read Part I of Dr. Jain’s Research Q&A. Surbhi Jain, PhD, is postdoctoral researcher at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA. One of her major research goals is to develop a reliable non-invasive method for the early detection of liver cancer. Dr. Jain credits the Prevent Cancer Foundation with helping her work towards this goal by “motivating [her] to work hard with ...