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Science
2:02 pm
Tue December 3, 2013

Baptist Health Hosts Forum on Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines

Baptist Health Paducah hosts a forum about new National Lung Cancer Screening Guidelines and their impact on Kentucky. We learn more about the forum, which is this Friday (December 6), from Jamie Smith of the Kentucky Cancer Program. See more at westernbaptist.com.

Business
2:48 pm
Thu October 24, 2013

Rockin' 4 Research in Madisonville Benefits Cancer Society

Madisonville Hudson Toyota's Lisa Moberly talks about its "Rockin' 4 Research Festival" featuring six live bands and Relay for Life teams at the dealership Saturday, raising money for the American Cancer Society. 

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Society
6:14 am
Wed October 2, 2013

TN Woman Arrested After False Cancer Claims

Credit tbi.gov

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested a Gibson County mother yesterday.

This came after she solicited funds for her family saying her son has cancer, when in fact, he does not have the disease.

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Society
11:33 am
Wed August 7, 2013

Participate in National Cancer Prevention Study 3

Murray Calloway County Hospital’s Mary Heff and Melissa Ross speak with Kate Lochte about the National Cancer Prevention Study-3, at Murray September 19 – 21. It's a landmark study and opportunity in Murray for anyone between the ages of  30 and 65 years old. They talk about the first two studies: the first from the 1950s, was a look at how smoking relates to cancer; the second, from the 80s, centered around nutrition guidelines for preventative methods like how sitting longer shortens longetivity. The third study will consist of doing a survey at home and then going to the Murray Calloway County Hospital. The goal is to find links among people across the nation to find out what causes cancer and what can be done to prevent cancer. See more about this study.

Society
1:38 pm
Tue July 30, 2013

Chairs That Care Auction & Social for Cancer Care Center of Henry County

Credit Henry County Medical Center, Facebook

Kate Lochte speaks with Casey Brown of the Cancer Care Center of Henry County. She's the Center's liaison with the Caring Hearts Fund of Paris of the Henry County Healthcare Foundation that's hosting the second Annual Chairs That Care Auction & Social this Saturday at the Paris Winery, from 4 - 7 p.m. According to their website, they ended up with over 70 chairs and raised over $3,600 for the care center. This year, their goal is 100 chairs. See more on their website.

Health
3:53 pm
Wed October 24, 2012

American Cancer Society Enrolling for Cancer Prevention Study in Paducah

Lourdes Hospital hosts enrollment for CPS-3 in mid-November.  This study continues over a half century of research that has confirmed links between smoking and obesity and cancer. Eric Walker is Associate Director for Mission Support of the American Cancer Society. He joins us on Sounds Good to explain what’s involved in enrolling in this national cancer prevention study. Lourdes Hospital hosts a two day enrollment program in mid-November. 

You can also register at cps3lourdeshospital.org.

Science
4:00 am
Tue August 7, 2012

Cancer Study Seeks Participants

A long-term cancer research is getting underway across the country. Beginning Tuesday, the American Cancer Society will sign up volunteers for its Cancer Prevention Study-3. It’s a longitudinal analysis of the various factors that cause or prevent cancer. Spokeswoman Stephanie Feger says participants will take a survey, have their waist measured, and give a small blood sample.

“Over the next 20-30 years, every two-three years the American Cancer Society will mail you a survey to update any of your lifestyle or behavioral or medical information.”

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Cancer Research
1:34 pm
Mon August 6, 2012

Long Term Cancer Study Looking for Kentucky Volunteers

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A cancer research study that will span the next 20 to 30 years is looking for volunteers in the Commonwealth. The American Cancer Society will have sign-ups for its Cancer Prevention Study-3 this week at various locations across Louisville and central Kentucky. Spokeswoman Stephanie Feger says the CPS-3 builds on earlier longitudinal data.

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Healthcare
3:06 pm
Tue February 28, 2012

Kentucky Healthcare Groups form Cancer Fighting Partnership

Several healthcare groups have come together in a public-private partnership to fight cancer in Kentucky.

The newly-formed Kentucky Cancer Foundation is part of a two-million-dollar initiative to help uninsured Kentuckians get cancer screenings.

In his proposed two year budget, Governor Steve Beshear earmarked half a million dollars each year for colon cancer screenings. He also proposed raising another million from a public-private partnership.

At a news conference to announce the partnership, Beshear conceded that two million dollars won’t go very far.

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