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ICYMI: August 28, 2015

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Blood Test Could Predict Breast Cancer’s Return
THURSDAY, August 27, 2015 (Discovery News) — An experimental blood test may be able to predict whether a woman with breast cancer will suffer a relapse months before new tumors would be detectable on scans, researchers said Wednesday.
The technology,

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ICYMI: August 21, 2015

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Study fuels push for FDA e-cigarette regulation
TUESDAY, August 18, 2015 (Modern Healthcare) — As the healthcare and retail industries await federal regulation on electronic cigarettes, a new JAMA study has found that young e-smokers are more likely to try tobacco than those who have never “vaped.”
You

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ICYMI: August 14, 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

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Senate Joins House in Introducing Legislation to Protect Access to Mammograms

Senate Legislation Mirrors House PALS Act in calling for a two-year moratorium on USPSTF breast cancer screening recommendations
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August 7, 2015
CONTACT:
Lisa Berry
Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org
703-519-2107
WASHINGTON – The Prevent Cancer Foundation praises the leadership of Senators Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) and Kelly Ayotte (R-NH) for introducing the

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ICYMI: August 7, 2015

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Birth Control Pills Give Women Dramatic Anti-Cancer Benefits WEDNESDAY, August 5, 2015 (Forbes)– Women now have a surprising new reason to go on the pill.
Birth control pills have been around since the 1960s, when they offered women a revolutionary degree of control over their reproductive capabilities. Over

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ICYMI: July 31, 2015

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This week’s feature story is from the current issue of Newsweek magazine “Curing Cancer.” Check out the issue for more articles on cancer prevention, health disparities, early detection and treatment.
The Cancer Epidemic in Central Appalachia
SUNDAY, July 19, 2015 (Newsweek) — Seen from above, the Appalachian

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Bloomberg: Mammograms Would Stay Free for Younger Women in Proposed Bill

This article was published here by Bloomberg.

by Zachary Tracer
July 20, 2015- 8:40 PM EDT
Two U.S. representatives are pushing back against a recommendation from an expert panel that could limit free breast-cancer screenings for younger women.
Renee Ellmers, a North Carolina Republican, and Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a Florida

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ICYMI: July 24, 2015

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More evidence smoking raises risk of death from breast cancer
WEDNESDAY, July 22, 2015 (FOX News) — Long-time smokers may face an increased risk of death if they develop breast cancer, according to a Japanese study that adds to a growing body of evidence highlighting the

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ICYMI: July 17, 2015

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Gardasil HPV Vaccine Safety Assessed In Most Comprehensive Study To Date WEDNESDAY, July 15, 2015 (Forbes) — The largest review of the available evidence on the quadrivalent, or four-strain, HPV vaccine Gardasil, has found no evidence of any serious short-term or long-term safety issues. Bringing together the

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Mobile Mammography Unit Visits Springfield, VA

Local “Mammovan” provides free screenings to an underserved population
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
July 13, 2015
Contact: Lisa Berry
703-519-2107
lisa.berry@preventcancer.org
WASHINGTON, D.C. — A mobile mammography unit dubbed the “Mammovan,” operated by the Medical Faculty Associates of George Washington University’s Breast Cancer Center, will be visiting Springfield, VA on Tuesday,

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