Posts Tagged ‘colorectal cancer’

ICYMI: September 25, 2015

Friday, September 25th, 2015


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Reduced prostate screening could miss advanced tumors

THURSDAY, September 24, 2015 (CBS News) — Relaxed guidelines on prostate cancer screening may delay diagnosis and treatment of aggressive tumors, a new study suggests.

In 2011, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended against routine prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing, to curb over-diagnosis and overtreatment of prostate cancer. Since then, PSA screening has dropped by 28 percent, the researchers report.

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“Early detection:” Woman diagnosed with lung cancer says preventative procedure likely saved her life Sept 23, Fox Now

Colorectal Cancer Sept 23, Williamson Daily News

What to know before getting the genetic test for breast cancer Sept 24, Chicago Tribune

ICYMI: August 14, 2015

Friday, August 14th, 2015


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NIH Funded Study Finds New Way to Detect Breast Cancer
WEDNESDAY, August 12, 2015 (The Hill)

A National Institutes of Health-funded study published Wednesday says researchers have found a way to detect recurrent breast cancer in its early stages.

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University found they could detect fast-growing cancerous tumors using magnetic resonance imaging, or an MRI, and a special contrast solution.

“The approach may offer an improved way to detect early recurrence of breast cancer in women and men,” the NIH said about the study, which was funded through federal grants.

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How Bioinformatics Could Find the Next Breakthrough Cancer Drug Aug. 12, Forbes

Study Identifies Five Different Types of Prostate Cancer Aug. 12, Fox News 

Colorectal Cancer in Adolescents, Young Adults More Likely to Have Had Hereditary Predisposition
Aug. 11, Healio

Former President Jimmy Carter Says He Has Cancer Aug. 12, The New York Times 

ICYMI: June 12, 2015

Friday, June 12th, 2015


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Just 1 shot of HPV vaccine may prevent cervical cancer

WEDNESDAY, June 10, 2015 (CBS News) — Protecting girls from cervical cancer might be possible with just one dose of the HPV vaccine rather than the three now recommended, a new analysis suggests.

The authors of the study acknowledged it isn’t convincing enough to change vaccination strategies immediately. But if their results are confirmed, requiring just one dose of the vaccine could have a big impact on how many girls around the world get immunized.

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New Clues for Detecting Colorectal Cancers Earlier Jun 8, The Wall Street Journal

New study reveals skin cancer more likely to appear on normal skin, not just on moles Jun 9, Pix 11

Help catch skin cancer early with this potentially life-saving, $100 smartphone accessory  Jun 10, Digital Trends

Prevent Cancer Foundation Issues National Colorectal Cancer Screening and Awareness Challenge

Thursday, March 1st, 2012

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                
March 1, 2012

Liona Chan
(703) 519-2107

(Alexandria, Va.)–In recognition of National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is launching the second annual Screening Saves Lives Challenge on March 1. The Challenge is a national competition for organizations to submit their best colorectal cancer (CRC) screening and awareness initiatives for their communities. The theme of this year’s Challenge is families.

Projects may range from public awareness and education to screening and patient navigation with a focus on families. The first prize winner will receive a $5,000 grant and a site visit from the Prevent Cancer Super Colon™, a 20-foot interactive educational exhibit, to enhance local CRC awareness efforts.

“Colorectal cancer is the third most frequently diagnosed in the United States and one of the most preventable,” says Erica Childs Warner, Director of Community Outreach. “The Prevent Cancer Foundation realizes the importance of screening and awareness programs on the local level and uses the National Challenge as a way to champion grass-roots community projects.”

Community members are encouraged to support local CRC projects through online voting beginning April 12. The projects that receive the most votes will move on in the competition to be judged by a selection committee and the final winner will be announced on May 14.

The Screening Saves Lives website is the home base for the competition and contains community discussion boards, learning tools and sharing opportunities that will raise awareness and promote an open dialogue about CRC. To learn more, visit or call Sarah Abou at (703) 837-3682.

Since 2000, March has been National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month (NCRCAM). The Prevent Cancer Foundation is proud of its work each year during National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month and its history of raising awareness, increasing screening rates and promoting healthy living to ultimately reducing the death toll from this very preventable cancer.

About The Prevent Cancer Foundation:
Founded in 1985, the Prevent Cancer Foundation is one of the nation’s leading health organizations that has catapulted cancer prevention to prominence. The Foundation seeks to Stop Cancer Before It Starts!  Since its inception, the Foundation has provided more than $125 million in support of cancer prevention and early detection research, education, advocacy and community outreach nationwide.
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