Increasing Awareness of Breast Cancer Health Disparities

Nurse checking patient's blood pressure

This month is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, a type of cancer against which we have made much progress. However, a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) highlights that the progress we are making has not been uniform for all segments of the population.

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Burning Issues in Skin Cancer Prevention

sunny tropical beach

With warm weather finally here, bringing more people outdoors, it is important to remember that many cases of skin cancer, including 90 percent of cases of melanoma—the most deadly form of the disease—could be avoided by reducing or eliminating exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation from the sun, sunlamps, sunbeds, and tanning booths.

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Advances in Pancreatic Cancer Research: Q&A With Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue, MD, PhD

Christine Iacobuzio-Donahue, MD, PhD

This week, scientists from around the world will convene in Orlando, Florida, as the AACR hosts a conference titled Pancreatic Cancer: Advances in Science and Clinical Care. The conference will include discussion on the biological mechanisms of pancreatic cancer, drug development, epidemiology and risk factors, patient perspectives, and more.

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Cancer in the Crescent City: The AACR Hosts a Community Event to Talk About Cancer in Louisiana

New Orleans, LA - The AACR 2016 Annual Meeting - Attendees during the Community Education Event at the American Association for Cancer Research Annual Meeting here today, Saturday April 16, 2016. More than 18,000 physicians, researchers, health care professionals, cancer survivors and patient advocates are expected to attend the meeting at the New Orleans Ernest Morial Convention Center. The Annual Meeting highlights the latest findings in all major areas of cancer research from basic through clinical and epidemiological studies. Photo by © AACR/Scott Morgan 2016 Contact Info: Keywords:

Many things come to mind at the mention of New Orleans—jazz, Cajun food, po’ boys, and French-inspired houses with ornate wrought-iron railings. But the Crescent City is located in Louisiana, …

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