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ICYMI: December 23, 2016

NOTE: The Prevent Cancer Foundation® will be closed next week for the holiday season. ICYMI will return to your inbox on Friday, January 6, 2017. We wish you and your family a happy and healthy new year! Feature Story Fallopian tubes may have big role in ovarian cancer fight TUESDAY, December 20, 2016 (CNN) — […]

ICYMI: September 30, 2016

Feature Story The New Face of HPV? Cases of Throat Cancer in Men Soon to Surpass Cervical Cancers in U.S. WEDNESDAY, September 28, 2016 (Houson Public Media)–The national increase in cases of oropharyngeal cancer related to the human papillomavirus is troubling, because there is no screening test to catch it early, like the Pap test […]

ICYMI: September 16, 2016

Almost all men with early prostate cancer survive 10 years, regardless of treatment WEDNESDAY, September 14, 2016 (The Washington Post)–The survival rate for early-stage prostate cancer is 99 percent after 10 years, regardless of whether men undergo surgery, radiation or are “actively monitored,” according to studies published Wednesday. Researchers hailed the results as good news, […]

ICYMI: August 5, 2016

Feature Story Cuban researchers battle lung cancer with a vaccine TUESDAY, August 2, 2016 (CNN) — On what appears to be a residential street on the outskirts of Havana, the tan building with a guard gate seems out of place. The building is the Centro de Immunologia Molecular, the Center for Molecular Immunology (CIM), known […]

ICYMI: January 22, 2016

Feature Story Scientists Identify Gene Mutation Linked to Ovarian Cancer TUESDAY, January 19, 2016 (TIME) — Researchers have identified a gene mutation that can increase a woman’s risk of developing ovarian cancer. In a new study, published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute, researchers found that mutations in a gene called BRIP1 raised […]

ICYMI: November 20, 2015

Feature Story New Blood Test Detects Early-Stage Ovarian Cancer With 90 Percent Accuracy THURSDAY, November 19, 2015 (International Business Times) — Most of the times, ovarian cancer is difficult to predict until it spreads to the other parts of the body. Achieving a breakthrough in the field of cancer diagnosis, researchers at the Georgia Institute […]

ICYMI: October 23, 2015

Feature Story Biden’s Bid for a Legacy: A Moon Shot for Cancer WEDNESDAY, October 21, 2015 (The Atlantic) — For Joe Biden and his inner circle, it always seemed that the crowning achievement of his long, successful political career would be the presidency. As a senator from Delaware, Biden got close—he ran for the Democratic […]

ICYMI: August 7, 2015

Feature Story Birth Control Pills Give Women Dramatic Anti-Cancer Benefits WEDNESDAY, August 5, 2015 (Forbes)– Women now have a surprising new reason to go on the pill. Birth control pills have been around since the 1960s, when they offered women a revolutionary degree of control over their reproductive capabilities. Over the years, the formulation of “the […]

ICYMI: July 31, 2015

Feature Story This week’s feature story is from the current issue of Newsweek magazine “Curing Cancer.” Check out the issue for more articles on cancer prevention, health disparities, early detection and treatment. The Cancer Epidemic in Central Appalachia SUNDAY, July 19, 2015 (Newsweek) — Seen from above, the Appalachian Mountains jut from the earth like […]

Knowledge is Powerful

The Prevent Cancer Foundation has campaigned for cancer screenings for 30 years. These screening tests are integral to early detection, and early detection leads to saving lives. Combined results from randomized screening trials suggest that mammograms reduce the risk of dying from breast cancer by 15% to 20%, while studies of modern mammogram screening programs […]