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The Weekly, February 21, 2020

Feature story Cancer cases on the rise globally, but not equally, WHO report says MONDAY, Feb. 17 (CNN)—In the next two decades, the world could see a 60% increase in the number of cancer cases, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. In low- and middle-income countries, the increase could be as high as […]

The Weekly, February 14, 2020

Feature story High Lifetime Number of Sexual Partners Linked to Increased Cancer Risk THURSDAY, Feb. 13 (The New York Times)—People who have had 10 or more sexual partners during their lifetime may have increased odds of being diagnosed with cancer, a new study suggests. Women, in particular, had nearly twice the risk when they had 10 […]

Staff picks: our favorite healthy recipes

Did you make a resolution this year to eat healthier? One of the hardest parts of adopting better eating habits is finding nutritious meals that are also delicious—and don’t take too much time to prepare. Our team rounded up some of their favorite healthy recipes to help get you out of your rut. Do you […]

The Weekly, February 7, 2020

Feature story Landmark study to transform cancer treatment WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2020 (BBC)—More than a thousand scientists have built the most detailed picture of cancer ever in a landmark study. They said cancer was like a 100,000-piece jigsaw, and that until today, 99% of the pieces were missing. In other news… When the Teenager or Young […]

4 ways to observe National Cancer Prevention Month

February is our favorite time of year here at the Foundation. Spring is quickly approaching, love is in the air around Valentine’s Day (the perfect time to check your mate!), and each day we observe National Cancer Prevention Month. We live our mission every day, but in February, we go all out, and this year […]

The Weekly, January 31, 2020

Feature story 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 […]

The Weekly, January 24, 2020

Feature story One cancer is almost 100% preventable. And Chicago is making a move to eradicate it. THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (The Chicago Tribune)—“It happens when you least expect it… It was my last semester before it was time for me to graduate. That’s when I found out.” Morgan Park resident Angela Williams was 40 […]

The Weekly, January 17, 2020

Feature story AI Might Help Spot, Evaluate Prostate Cancer THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 (U.S. News & World Report)—In another step toward using artificial intelligence in medicine, a new study shows that computers can be trained to match human experts in judging the severity of prostate tumors. Researchers found that their artificial intelligence system was “near perfect” in […]

Games Done Quick sets new record, raises $3.1 million for charity at 10th annual gaming marathon

Media contact: Diane Tilton Diane.Tilton@preventcancer.org (703)837-3690 Orlando, Fl. — The week-long 24-hour speedrunning marathon, Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ), concluded on January 12 raising a total of $3.13 million, the most in its 10-year history, for the Prevent Cancer Foundation®. Each year, AGDQ live-streams hundreds of speedrunners attempting to beat video games as quickly as […]

The Weekly, January 10, 2020

Feature story US cancer death rate sees largest-ever single-year drop, report says WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2020 (CNN)—The rate of people dying from cancer in the United States continued to decline for the 26th year in a row, according to a new American Cancer Society report. From 2016 to 2017, the United States saw its largest-ever single-year […]