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Sharon Y. Eubanks honored for her leadership in tobacco control

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Hayley Cooke 703-837-3692 Hayley.Cooke@preventcancer.org Alexandria, Va. – The Prevent Cancer Foundation® honored Sharon Y. Eubanks, Of Counsel at The Henderson Firm, with the James L. Mulshine, M.D. Leadership Award. The award was presented on November 5, 2018, at the 15th annual Quantitative Imaging Workshop: Lung Cancer, COPD and Cardiovascular Disease. […]

Tobacco use is more than a “bad habit.” It’s a social justice issue

The number of teens smoking little cigars and cigarillos (LCCs) is growing at an alarming rate, particularly among African-Americans―a group with higher cancer incidence and death rates than other ethnicities. LCCs are tobacco products that are inhaled like cigarettes and are similar in size, shape and filtering. LCCs also have the same health risks as […]

ICYMI: January 20, 2016

Feature Story 1 in 4 US men have cancer-linked HPV genital infections THURSDAY, January 19, 2017 (Fox News) — The first national estimate suggests that nearly half of U.S. men have genital infections caused by a sexually transmitted virus and that 1 in 4 has strains linked with several cancers. Most human papillomavirus infections cause […]

ICYMI: July 1, 2016

Feature Story Biden outlines Cancer Moonshot efforts to break barriers WEDNESDAY, June 29, 2016 (CNN) — Cancer is still the No. 2 killer of Americans. It has been for decades, and Vice President Joe Biden wants that to change now. Biden, who lost his 46-year-old son, Beau, to cancer in 2015, outlined some of the […]

World No Tobacco Day: It’s Time to Make a Change

Tobacco is consistently the leading risk factor for preventable cancers- 90 percent of lung cancers are associated with tobacco use. According to the World Health Organization, it causes 22 percent of global cancer deaths every year. Besides lung cancer, tobacco has also been linked as a risk factor for colorectal, liver, oral, prostate, cervical cancers […]