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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 ...

Harmful Secondhand Smoke in Cars Affects Kids

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on February 8th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Secondhand smoke can lead to serious health problems. One in 5 middle school and high school students are exposed to secondhand smoke in cars according to government researchers. Many public places have laws against smoking in public, such as bars and schools. However, research has shown that secondhand smoke from inside cars can be just as dangerous if not more dangerous than smoke-filled public places. Even if the car window is open, exposure to secondhand smoke ...

Teen Wins $100K Cancer Research Prize

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on December 5th, 2011 | No Comments »
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A 17 year-old California student, Angela Zhang, won the top individual honor at the Siemens Foundation’s annual high school science competition for creating a precise cancer fighting particle. The particle improves on current cancer treatments because it can deliver drugs directly to tumor cells, avoiding any damage to healthy cells. The particle is able to release the drug by laser activation avoiding more invasive procedures. Zhang said her research was partially motivated by her family’s loss of ...

Capps Congressional Champion for Lung Cancer Prevention

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on November 15th, 2011 | No Comments »
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The legislative process is complex, and Congress can be a difficult branch of government to navigate to have a positive impact on prevention policy.  Having Congressional champions is critical, and Congresswoman Lois Capps has been a steadfast supporter of prevention, research and quality of care.  The Congressional Families Cancer Prevention program recently honored her for her work in this regard.  As we observe lung cancer awareness month, Congresswoman Capps’ work in support of lung cancer ...