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What your zip code says about your health [webcast]

Webcast: What Your Zip Code Says About Your Health Thursday, April 19, 2018, 11 AM EDT Moderated by Maggie Fox, Senior Health Reporter, NBC News Panelists: Sherrie Flynt Wallington, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Oncology at the Georgetown University Medical Center, Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center  Electra Paskett, Ph.D., Associate Director for Population Sciences, Comprehensive Cancer Center, Ohio […]

National Minority Health Month

National Minority Health Month is a time to call attention to cancer health disparities that adversely impact minority groups, which include—but are not limited to—people of color and people living in poverty. According to the American Cancer Society, Hispanic women are more likely to get cervical cancer and African-American women are more likely to die […]

The Super Colon from coast to coast

The Prevent Cancer Super Colon® was on the road this summer to share information about colorectal cancer prevention and early detection with underserved communities. As part of the effort to reach a national goal of getting 80 percent of the recommended population screened for colorectal cancer by 2018, the Super Colon headed to Phoenix for […]

ICYMI: March 25, 2016

Feature Story Black Smokers Less Likely to Get Lung Cancer Screening FRIDAY, March 18, 2016 (U.S. News & World Report) –Differences in smoking habits between black and white Americans may lead to lower lung cancer screening rates for blacks, new research suggests. Researchers reviewed federal government data from 1965 to 2012. They found that blacks […]