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ICYMI: June 24, 2016

Feature Story NOTE: The Prevent Cancer Foundation recognizes the need for increased awareness on the connection between viruses and cancer. That’s why we launched Think About the Link, a multi-year education campaign that aims to increase screening rates for the viruses, increase immunization rates for HPV and hepatitis B and raise awareness of and access […]

ICYMI: June 10, 2016

Feature Story 5 Blood Tests You Need After Age 50 THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 (Prevention magazine) — The virus that kills more Americans than any other disease will probably surprise you: It’s hepatitis C. Recently, the CDC reported new surveillance data showing an all-time high of hepatitis C–related deaths in 2014, at 19,659. Because the […]

ICYMI: April 1, 2016

  Feature Story You survived cancer. Now what? MONDAY, March 28, 2016 (The Washington Post) — Cancer patients used to be told to go home and take care of themselves without too many specifics for life after treatment. Now, as soon as they’re feeling strong enough, they’re advised to mind their lifestyle: lace up their […]

ICYMI: March 4, 2016

Feature Story Aspirin Is Linked to Lower Risk of Some Cancers THURSDAY, March 3, 2016 (TIME) — A new study released Thursday finds that aspirin, taken regularly in low doses, is linked to a lower risk for cancer. In the research, published in JAMA Oncology, researchers examined the correlation between aspirin and cancer in about […]

ICYMI: February 19, 2016

Feature Story  Government Finally To Look Into Possible Link Between Artificial Turf And Cancer SATURDAY, February 13, 2016 (Forbes) — There have been concerns about the safety of artificial turf for years. In 2014, NBC looked into the potential link between the rubber crumbs used in artificial turf and female soccer players getting cancer.  The broadcast […]

ICYMI: February 12, 2016

Feature Story New Prostate Cancer Diagnosis Test Can ‘Smell’ Cancer In Urine Sample THURSDAY, February 11, 2016 (Medical Daily) –Prostate cancer, after skin cancer, is the most common cancer among men. Early diagnosis is key in effectively treating the condition, so researchers are always trying new methods of identifying prostate cancer at its earliest stages. […]

ICYMI: February 5, 2016

Feature Story  White House Proposes $1 Billion for Cancer ‘Moonshot’ MONDAY, February 1, 2016 (NBC News) –The White House will propose spending close to $1 billion over the next two years on a “moonshot” to fight cancer, officials said Monday. President Barack Obama will ask Congress for $755 million for fiscal year 2017, and will […]

ICYMI: September 25, 2015

Feature Story Reduced prostate screening could miss advanced tumors THURSDAY, September 24, 2015 (CBS News) — Relaxed guidelines on prostate cancer screening may delay diagnosis and treatment of aggressive tumors, a new study suggests. In 2011, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommended against routine prostate specific antigen (PSA) testing, to curb over-diagnosis and overtreatment of prostate cancer. […]

ICYMI: August 14, 2015

Feature Story NIH Funded Study Finds New Way to Detect Breast Cancer WEDNESDAY, August 12, 2015 (The Hill) A National Institutes of Health-funded study published Wednesday says researchers have found a way to detect recurrent breast cancer in its early stages. Researchers at Case Western Reserve University found they could detect fast-growing cancerous tumors using […]

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 […]