DC Cancer Consortium partners with Keys to Canaan

(June 19, 2013) – DC Cancer Consortium has added a new partner in its DC Goes Pink initiative. Keys to Canaan in Ward 7 will join DCCC’s effort to reduce breast cancer rates in Washington. Since Ward 7 is one of the areas in DC with extremely high rates of breast cancer, the partnership with Keys to Canaan will allow DCCC to expand its reach and help educate and sign up women for the DC Department of Health’s free Mammogram Reminder System.

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What do Angelina Jolie’s Breast Cancer Story and the Supreme Court Ruling Mean for the Cancer Community?

The recent ruling by the Supreme Court on patenting genes brings to mind Angelina Jolie. This may seem to be a strange analogy but it is relevant. While women with mutations in the genes BRCA1 or BRCA2 are much more likely to be diagnosed with breast or ovarian cancer, less than one percent of women actually have the mutation (according to the National Cancer Institute). This means most women do not need testing. The diagnostic test offered by the

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Lung and Oral Cancers: Taking Their Toll

Lung cancer is a notorious and high-profile killer in the District. But oral cancer is waging a stealth attack. Just ask Dr. Emanuel Finn, Chief of the Division for Oral Health.  Dr. Finn spoke at our members meeting last year about the impact tobacco smoking can have on oral cavities as well as our lungs.  The riveting photos of oral cancer and the small, but growing, numbers of cases in the DC area Dr. Finn shared with us compelled the tobacco

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