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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 ...

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 ...

Arlen Specter: Steadfast Champion of Medical Research

Posted by Lisa Hughes, Senior Director, Policy & Advocacy on October 15th, 2012 | No Comments »
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Throughout his long and distinguished career, Senator Arlen Specter was someone that you wanted on your side. Prevent Cancer Foundation and our colleagues in the health advocacy community are grateful that he was, as a steadfast champion of medical research. [caption id="attachment_8417" align="alignright" width="220"] U.S. Senator Arlen Specter[/caption] Throughout his term in the United States Senate, which spanned three decades, Senator Specter supported funding for biomedical research, embryonic stem cell research and access to quality care for ...

Smokers, Drinkers may Develop Pancreatic Cancer Earlier in Life

Posted by Prevent Cancer Foundation Staff on October 12th, 2012 | No Comments »
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A recent study published in the American Journal of Gastroenterology discovered that heavy smokers and heavy drinkers are at greater risk for developing pancreatic cancer. Looking at pancreatic cancer patients and high-risk individuals, researchers found heavy drinkers and heavy smokers were diagnosed 10 to 12 years earlier than the average age of detection, 72 years old. The study also discovered that after 10 years of giving up these habits, former smokers and drinkers did not ...