The Weekly: Cancer moonshot, smart bra to quicken breast cancer diagnosis and more

Published on March 25, 2022

March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Be on the lookout for news from us throughout the month as we raise awareness of colorectal cancer and renew our commitment to end cancer as we know it. Learn more about colorectal cancer.

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Expanding Coverage for Early Detection: One Small Step for The Cancer Moonshot, One Giant Leap for Health Equity

WEDNESDAY, March 23 (HealthAffairs) — The Biden-Harris Administration recently re-launched the Cancer Moonshot, setting ambitious goals to cut the rate of cancer deaths by half over the next quarter century and to improve the clinical experience for individuals diagnosed with cancer.  An important component of this far-reaching initiative is a strong recommitment to reduce the well-established disparities in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer. The timing of this announcement is noteworthy, as a spark is sorely needed to jumpstart the restoration of the millions of cancer screenings and treatments that were missed or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

In other news. . .

After cancer screenings fell during COVID-19, an effort to reverse the trend
March 21, TODAY




Midlands Voices: As colorectal cancer trends younger, awareness and prevention saves lives
March 22, Omaha World-Herald 




Smart bra aims to quicken breast cancer diagnosis
March 23, Medical Xpress




Metastatic Prostate Cancer on the Rise Since Decrease in Cancer Screenings
March 23, Imaging Technology News



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Register for the 2022 Advocacy Workshop

The LGBTQ+ community faces unique barriers when accessing the health care system. Both preventive care and treatment are affected, which can result in disparities in cancer risk and access to early detection services and therapies.

Registration is now open for the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s annual Advocacy Workshop on May 19. Join us as we bring together patient advocacy organizations and LGBTQ+ community and health experts to address these cancer screening disparities.



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