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2012-06-26 02:27:29

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Pancreatic Cancer Action Network is holding its Sixth Annual National Advocacy Day. Nearly 650 people traveled to Washington, D.C. to tell their Congressmen and Senators to pass the Pancreatic Cancer Research & Education Act (S. 362/H.R. 733). (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20111004/LA79914LOGO) The survival rate for pancreatic cancer is only six percent, the lowest out of all the major cancers....

2012-06-21 14:21:57

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif., June 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The U.S. House Committee on Energy & Commerce today held a hearing at which the Pancreatic Cancer Research & Education Act (S. 362/H.R. 733) was discussed. The bill would require the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to develop a long-term comprehensive strategic research plan that would help develop early diagnostics and effective treatment options for patients that would increase survival rates for pancreatic cancer. (Logo:...

Report Finds 18 Million Cancer Survivors By 2022
2012-06-15 09:48:38

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com Olivia Newton-John, star of the cult hit film “Grease,” once said “My cancer scare changed my life.  I'm grateful for every new, healthy day I have. It has helped me prioritize my life.” Surviving cancer is a major accomplishment and a new study finds that there will be a rise in the number of cancer survivors over the next few years. A recent report by the American Cancer Society and the National Cancer Institute (NCI) stated that...

2012-05-29 06:24:33

MEMPHIS, Tenn., May 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- To speed progress against cancer and other diseases, the St. Jude Children's Research Hospital - Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project today announced the largest-ever release of comprehensive human cancer genome data for free access by the global scientific community. The amount of information released more than doubles the volume of high-coverage, whole genome data currently available from all human genome sources combined. This...

2012-04-18 02:27:14

WASHINGTON, APRIL 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- George Washington University cancer researcher Dr. Patricia Berg and former House Aging Committee Director Robert Weiner tackle the current cancer research funding crisis in an article entitled "FEDERAL CANCER RESEARCH FUNDING CRISIS THREATENS NATION," which appeared in the Wednesday edition of the Michigan Chronicle, named "best black paper in the country" six times in the last 12 years by the National Newspaper Association. Berg and...

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2012-03-29 11:57:13

A new report released on Wednesday has U.S. cancer rates on the decline. This decline is the result of a more than 10 year trend. Since 1999, the rate of new cancer cases has been slowly shrinking at a rate of about half a percent each year. Over all, the rate of fatal cancers has dropped by 1.5 percent in adults and 1.7 percent in children. This news comes from a new collaborative report by various cancer groups. According to Fox News, Dr. Marcus Piescia of the Centers for Disease Control...

2012-03-29 09:07:59

Dana-Farber president: Encouraging news, but improvements are still needed A report from the nation's leading cancer organizations shows rates of death in the United States from all cancers for men and women continued to decline between 2004 and 2008. The findings come from the latest Annual Report to the Nation on the Status of Cancer. The report also finds that the overall rate of new cancer diagnoses for men and women combined decreased an average of less than one percent per...

2012-02-24 12:45:00

By the National Cancer Institute BETHESDA, Md., Feb. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- If you've been following Lifelines articles about your health, you've been connected to information from the National Cancer Institute, or NCI for short. NCI is a U.S. government agency and part of the National Institutes of Health. More than 40 years ago, the National Cancer Act gave NCI new authorities as the government's principal agency for cancer research and training, including the...

2012-02-23 12:09:00

With the National Cancer Institute Facing Budget Cuts, Washington Cancer Community Urges Congress to Make Research Funding a Priority SEATTLE, Feb. 23, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network (ACS CAN) brought cancer community leaders together at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center today to encourage lawmakers to support increased federal funding for cancer research so that progress can continue against a disease that kills an...

2011-12-22 08:00:00

The time has come to shift the so-called War on Cancer from a cure-focus to one of reducing cancer risks, writes Bill Couzens, Less Cancer founder, in a recent blog post. For 40 years now, billions of dollars have been spent on researching a possible cancer cure, yet little attention has been paid to reducing cancer risks. Rye, New Hampshire (PRWEB) December 22, 2011 Beginning with Nixon´s War on Cancer in 1971, cancer cure fundraisers have proliferated, Couzens writes. While Couzens...