August 19, 2016
DIANE MAPES HONORED WITH DIGITAL MEDIA AWARD FROM GLOBAL LUNG CANCER COALITION
Prevent Cancer Foundation presents award for her story, “The Lung Cancer Blame Game”
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August 19, 2016
ALEXANDRIA, VA—Diane Mapes of Fred Hutch News Service will be honored today with the Digital Media Award from the Global Lung Cancer Coalition for her story, “The Lung Cancer Blame Game.” Carolyn Aldigé, President and Founder of the Prevent Cancer Foundation, will present the award.
“The Lung Cancer Blame Game,” published in May 2015, highlights the stigma faced by lung cancer patients and how this affects their care and survival rates, as well as research dollars and resources dedicated to this disease.
“Lung cancer continues to be a highly stigmatized disease with extremely high mortality rates. Research dollars per death far fall below other cancer like breast and prostate, and lung cancer patients—whether they smoked or not—feel guilt and shame,” said Aldigé. “We are grateful to Ms. Mapes for using her voice and platform to educate the public on these important issues. The Prevent Cancer Foundation is honored to present her with the Digital Media Award on behalf of the Global Lung Cancer Coalition.”
Mapes will be honored along with six other journalists for their work in lung cancer.
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About The Prevent Cancer Foundation
The Prevent Cancer Foundation is one of the nation’s leading voluntary health organizations and the only U.S. nonprofit focused solely on cancer prevention and early detection. Founded in 1985, it has catapulted cancer prevention to prominence and fulfills its mission through research, education, outreach and advocacy across the country.
For more information, please visit www.preventcancer.org.