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HPV may trigger lung cancer: New study

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on May 21st, 2013 | No Comments »
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Human papillomavirus (HPV), a common virus known to cause cervical and head and neck cancers, may also trigger some cases of lung cancer, according to new preliminary research presented by Fox Chase Cancer Center. When examining tumor tissue samples from lung cancer patients who have never smoked, researchers found six percent of the samples showed signs of HPV infection. Researchers say further study is needed to understand the role HPV plays in some cases of ...

Lung cancer CT scans: For older, heavy smokers

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on January 23rd, 2013 | No Comments »
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New lung cancer screening guidelines from the American Cancer Society recommend annual CT lung scans (low dose computed tomography) for people ages 55 to 74 who have smoked a pack of cigarettes a day for 30 years or the equivalent, such as two packs a day for 15 years. Research shows that screening these people can cut the risk of dying of lung cancer by 20%. The recommendations also emphasize that individuals should discuss the ...

Lung cancer – In search of a voice

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 20th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Lung cancer claims the lives of more people than breast, colon and prostate cancer combined, yet it receives the least amount of public attention, legislative action and research funding than other common cancers. One reason for the neglect of lung cancer issues is that lung cancer survival rates are low, leaving behind a scarce number of survivors to give a voice to the cause. The stigma of lung cancer as a self-inflicted disease is the ...

Boston’s WEEI 93.7 wins the 2012 Global Lung Cancer Coalition Journalism Award

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on November 19th, 2012 | No Comments »
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[caption id="attachment_8724" align="alignright" width="300"] From left to right: Rich Monopoli and Diane Legg, Co-Directors New England Chapter of Lung Cancer Alliance; Jason Wolfe, Vice President of Programming at WEEI Sports Radio, Boston; Heather Unruh, Co-Anchor at WCVB-TV Channel 5 in Boston.[/caption] The Global Lung Cancer Coalition (GLCC) Journalism Award recognizes outstanding journalistic efforts in providing lung cancer patients with a voice and promoting public understanding of the disease. This year, on November 13, at the Boston ...