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Prevent Cancer Foundation honors leaders in cancer prevention

Winners recognized at 2015 Dialogue for Action™ annual conference on cancer screening
(Baltimore, MD) – The Prevent Cancer Foundation honored leaders in cancer prevention with their annual “Laurels Awards” for national leadership, innovative programs and advocacy. In addition to these awards, the Foundation presented two individuals with special designations for

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Lung Cancer Workshop XI

This article was originally published in the Journal of Thoracic Oncology ® Volume 10, Number 5, May 2015.
Lung Cancer Workshop XI
Tobacco-Induced Disease: Advances in Policy, Early Detection and Management
James L. Mulshine, MD,* Rick Avila, MS,† David Yankelevitz, MD,‡ Thomas M. Baer, PhD,§ Raul San Jose Estépar, PhD,║

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ICYMI: April 24, 2015

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Insurance coverage for mammograms jeopardized by new guidelines, congresswoman and breast cancer survivor says
THURSDAY, Apr 23, 2015 (The Washington Post) — Earlier this week, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF), an independent group of doctors and health-care experts, issued draft recommendations on mammography for women at various ages.

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ICYMI: April 17, 2015

Use of E-Cigarettes Rises Sharply Among Teenagers, Report Says
THURSDAY, Apr 16, 2015 (The New York Times) — Kenny, a high school senior in Weston, Fla., likes to puff e-cigarettes during debate practice. Tom, a sophomore in Westchester County, takes them to track practice. Joe, a senior in

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Taylor Swift and Rita Wilson Share Stories to Encourage Early Detection

Singer Taylor Swift and actress Rita Wilson both shared some difficult and personal news – both have been recently affected by cancer. Wilson had a double mastectomy after being diagnosed with breast cancer, and Swift’s mother was diagnosed with cancer. Both women used their announcements to encourage others to get screened.
Swift

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ICYMI: April 10, 2015

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Taylor Swift’s mother has cancer and wants you to tell your mom to get screened, too
THURSDAY, April 9, 2015 (The Washington Post) — Taylor Swift asked for an unusual Christmas present last year: She wanted her mother, Andrea Finlay, to go to a doctor to “get

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ICYMI: April 3, 2015

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How We’re Failing at Preventing Cancer
WEDNESDAY, Apr. 1, 2015 (TIME) — You have to know your enemy in order to defeat it, and in cancer’s case, we know quite a bit about how to keep tumors from growing. But how well are we exploiting this knowledge?
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ICYMI: March 27, 2015

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Angelina Jolie Pitt: Diary of a Surgery
TUESDAY, Mar. 24, 2015 (The New York Times) — TWO years ago I wrote about my choice to have a preventive double mastectomy. A simple blood test had revealed that I carried a mutation in the BRCA1 gene. It gave

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Prevent Cancer Foundation awards $250,000 grant to cancer prevention researcher

Funds support Andrew Dannenberg, MD in research of critical blood test
WASHINGTON, D.C. — The Prevent Cancer Foundation has awarded a research grant to Dr. Andrew Dannenberg, Associate Director of Cancer Prevention at the Sandra and Edward Meyer Cancer Center and the Henry R. Erle, M.D.-Roberts Family Professor of

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Prevent Cancer Foundation applauds CMS decision

On Thursday, February 5, 2015, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued their final decision requiring Medicare to cover low-dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screenings for at-risk beneficiaries meeting certain criteria. The Prevent Cancer Foundation applauds this decision, which will allow health care professionals to detect lung

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