Tuesday, January 23, 2007

In the News Jan 23 2007

Cancer Deaths Down for Second Year

This last week has been encouraging for all those who are survivors, caregivers and work in the cancer community. We heard of the cancer death rates are falling. This is great news! We all have more to do, but this is a great sign and we will need to keep the progress.

On a personal level I am going to start (March-April) guest speaking at high schools, colleges, camps and other outlets to help educate the young adults and teenagers on cancer. I will be reviewing types of cancer, early detection methods, obstacles survivors face and the practical realities of cancer diagnosis. This has been my goal since I was diagnosed with testicular cancer June 2, 2006. I have spoken to many men who have said they were never told to check themselves. There is more to do and I will ensure I do my part to help educate the public and also advocate for all cancer survivors.

Lance Armstrong Foundation Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary

There was great news about the Lance Armstrong Foundation yesterday that Lance Armstrong has been appointed the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of the LAF. I have found over the last year that no other person in America has done more with his celebrity status then Lance Armstrong. Yes, he is a 7-time Tour De France, but Lance is more than that. The passion and drive he has, from beating cancer to standing up for cancer survivor issues and making cancer a national priority has shown Lance is a true “American Hero” to all of us. Best of luck to Lance on his new venture!


Some great articles this past week...

ACS Recommends HPV Vaccine
Revlimid May Help Against Chronic Leukemia
Up to the Challenge
Tissue density called risk factor in breast cancer occurrence
Vaccine For Pancreatic Cancer Studied
Texas Plans $3B Cancer Study Investment
Stem Cells As Cancer Therapy - Stem Cells And Metastatic Cancer: