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ICYMI: February 24, 2017

Feature Story Exercise linked to better breast cancer outcomes WEDNESDAY, February 22, 2017 (Reuters) — Several lifestyle changes can improve outcomes after a breast cancer diagnosis, but exercise is far and away the best habit to establish, researchers say. Women with breast cancer, whether newly diagnosed or at any time in their “survivorship” phase, need to […]

ICYMI: January 13, 2017

Feature Story  Do Screening Mammograms Cut Breast Cancer Deaths Or Lead To Overtreatment? Probably Both TUESDAY, January 10, 2017 (Forbes)–Whether screening mammograms can lower women’s risk of women dying from breast cancer has been debated for decades. That’s not surprising, given that breast cancer is the leading cause of cancer deaths in women worldwide and […]

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: October 21, 2016

Feature Story CDC now recommends just two HPV vaccine doses for preteens WEDNESDAY, October 19, 2016 (The Washington Post)–Children who start getting vaccinated against human papillomavirus before 15 need only two doses, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention decided Wednesday. Its previous recommendation was for a three-shot regimen, but studies have shown that two […]

ICYMI: October 7, 2016

Feature Story What’s Different About Male Breast Cancer? SUNDAY, October 2, 2016 (Forbes)–When I met Carl “Mac” Holmes, it was in the midst of a conference for breast cancer patients. Lt. Colonel Holmes, a former Air Force pilot, stood out from most other attendees, because he is a man who lives with metastatic breast cancer. […]

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: September 9, 2016

Feature Story Cancer ‘moonshot’ panel names top 10 ways to speed progress against the disease WEDNESDAY, September 7, 2016 (The Washington Post)– The Obama administration’s “cancer moonshot” took a major step forward Wednesday when a committee of top cancer researchers and patient advocates recommended an ambitious set of scientific goals designed to sharply accelerate progress […]

ICYMI: July 29, 2016

Feature Story Expert panel declines to recommend routine full-body screening for skin cancer NOTE: You can see the Prevent Cancer Foundation’s response to the USPSTF’s recommendation here. TUESDAY, July 26, 2016 (The Washington Post) — A panel of medical experts said Tuesday that there’s too little evidence to determine whether routine full-body screening for skin […]

ICYMI: July 22, 2016

Feature Story Fears about IVF and cancer may be unfounded THURSDAY, July 21, 2016 (The Washington Post) — Women who undergo in vitro fertilization to have a baby have enough to worry about without fretting about a possible increase in their risk for breast cancer. This week they got good news: The biggest study of […]

ICYMI: July 8, 2016

Leading researchers recommend major change in prostate cancer treatment WEDNESDAY, July 6, 2016 (The Washington Post) — Leading American and British cancer researchers are urging that all men with advanced prostate cancer strongly consider being tested for inherited gene mutations — both to help steer their treatment and to alert family members who themselves might be […]