News Releases

ICYMI: June 5, 2015

Skin Cancer Rates Doubled in the Last 30 Years
WEDNESDAY, June 3, 2015 (TIME) — The rate of diagnoses for the deadliest form of skin cancer has more than doubled since the early 1980s, greatly raising the cost of medical care.
According to a Centers for Disease Control and

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ICYMI: May 29, 2015

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Surgery to Prevent Breast Cancer: When and Why
TUESDAY, May 26, 2015 (U.S. News & World Report) — Few events in life are scarier or more stressful than major surgery. Even tougher may be the decision to go under the knife preventively, before a diagnosis is made.
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ICYMI: May 22, 2015

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Two Women, Two Results: The Agonizing Wait for Cancer Gene Tests
TUESDAY, May 19, 2015 (NBC News) — The waiting room at Invision Sally Jobe, a clinic near Denver, is nicely decorated, bright and comfortable. But Lori Heid doesn’t look comfortable sitting in a corner chair, waiting

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ICYMI: May 15, 2015

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Frequent tanner shares grisly skin-cancer selfie [WARNING: This article contains images that some readers may find disturbing]
WEDNESDAY, May 13, 2015 (CNN) — Tawny Willoughby grew up in small-town Kentucky, where, she said, it was normal to use a tanning bed four or five times a week.
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ICYMI: May 8, 2015

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Some lawmakers make personal pitch to oppose new breast-cancer screening guidance
THURSDAY, May 7, 2015 (CBS News) — Congresswomen who have survived breast cancer are taking issue with new recommendations by an independent task force that advises against women younger than 50 receiving annual mammograms.
“As a

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ICYMI: May 1, 2015

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Surgeon General Vivek Murthy wants to move U.S. health care toward a ‘prevention-based society’ Apr. 23, 2015 (The Washington Post) — My overarching goal is to get every individual, every institution and every sector in America…to ask themselves the question [of] what they can do to improve

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Karen DeSalvo’s Acceptance Speech

Dr. Karen B. DeSalvo, M.D., M.P.H., M.Sc. was awarded the Special Award for Innovation in Health Technology at the Laurels Awards Luncheon during the annual Dialogue for Action conference.
View Dr. DeSalvo’s acceptance speech here:
Dr. Karen DeSalvo has focused her career toward improving access to affordable, high quality care

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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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