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JC Hayward and Andrea Roane: “Buddies” through Breast Cancer

Posted by Andrea Roane on April 12th, 2012 | 3 Comments »
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Early detection saves lives. Early detection gives you options. Early detection puts you in the driver’s seat when it comes to how you want to fight your breast cancer. That’s what I’ve been saying for nearly two decades as the face of Buddy Check 9, WUSA-TV’s breast cancer awareness program. It began 19 years ago in partnership with the Prevent Cancer Foundation and Georgetown University Hospital. Since the start, I’ve heard from scores of women and men ...

Spiral CT Scan Cost Effective in Detecting Lung Cancer Early

Posted by PCF Admin on April 11th, 2012 | No Comments »
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The annual death rate for lung cancer is higher than cervical, prostate, colon and breast cancers combined, yet screening for those cancers is widely accepted and screening for lung cancer is not. A recent study by Dr. James Mulshine and researchers at the Rush University Medical Center, published in the April 2012 issue of Health Affairs, found that low-dose spiral CT screening would greatly reduce lung cancer mortality and cost less than other standard cancer ...

2012 Dialogue for Action: Improving the Health of our Communities

Posted by Sarah Abou-El-Seoud, Programs Associate on April 10th, 2012 | No Comments »
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On March 21-23, 2012, the Prevent Cancer Foundation held its 14th annual Dialogue for Action on Colorectal Cancer Screening: Today’s Progress, Tomorrow’s Challenge in Baltimore, Maryland. The conference brought together 200 passionate people—doctors, nurses, surgeons, community health workers, staff of state health departments, insurers and more from across the country—all committed to increasing colorectal cancer (CRC) screening! [caption id="attachment_6897" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Dialogue 2012 attendees discuss crc screening quality and cost."][/caption] The Dialogue for Action is a highly ...

Annual Spring Gala Raises $1.4 Million for Cancer Prevention

Posted by Carolyn Schmidt, Managing Director of Development on March 15th, 2012 | No Comments »
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The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s 18th Annual Spring Gala, Modern + Majestic = Switzerland, was held on Friday, March 9 under the gracious patronage of His Excellency, the Ambassador of Switzerland, Manuel Sager and his wife, Mrs. Christine Sager. The event raised over $1.4 million in support of cancer research and screening programs for women in underserved communities. [caption id="attachment_6732" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Ambassador and Mrs. Sager with Swiss Embassy staff and a guest"][/caption] Congressman Michael Oxley (R-OH) was ...