The Weekly, January 31, 2020

Published on January 31, 2020

Updated on February 3, 2020

The Weekly

Feature story

Lung-Cancer Screening Saves Heavy Smokers' Lives, Study Says

Lung-Cancer Screening Saves Heavy Smokers’ Lives, Study Finds

WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2020 (The Wall Street Journal)—Screening for lung cancer reduces deaths among current and former heavy smokers, according to a new study published Wednesday that adds to the evidence supporting wider testing.

The study, conducted by researchers in the Netherlands and Belgium and published online by the New England Journal of Medicine, found that scanning the lungs of heavy smokers reduced lung-cancer deaths by 24% in men and 33% in women over the course of a decade.

In other news…

9/11 Workers May Be at Higher Cancer Risk
Jan. 27, The New York Times 

New FDA chief vows tougher action on youth vaping if needed
Jan. 30, The Washington Post

Massachusetts’ health reforms helped catch more cancer early
Jan. 30, UPI 

Why cancer-spotting AI needs to be handled with care
Jan. 27, The Verge


Foundation News

Prevent Cancer Foundation awards $1.1 million in cancer research and global grants

Prevent Cancer Foundation awards $1.1 million in cancer research and global grants

THURSDAY, Jan. 30, 2020 (Prevent Cancer Foundation)—The Prevent Cancer Foundation announces the funding of eight new U.S.-based researchers and four new cancer prevention and early detection projects in low- or middle-income countries. The Foundation is proud to support these projects through its research grant and fellowship program and global grants program, both of which aim to further cancer prevention and early detection efforts.

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