Blog Posts by Leticia,

  • User Post: Think pink in October, give green all year

    This weekend's Blogalicious was the exhilarating whirlwind that most conferences are but on Sunday I had the pleasure of introducing Dr. Otis Brawley, chief medical officer and executive vice president of the American Cancer Society (ACS).

    Dr. Brawley's keynote came during a month where the world is turning pink in honor of breast cancer but his speech addressed more than just breast cancer as he talked about cancer prevention, early detection, and quality treatment through cancer research and education.

    In his Blogalicious keynote, Dr. Brawley said that 765,870 cancer deaths were averted between 1991-2006. It's estimated that 57,000 Americans didn't die of breast cancer. This was due to screening, early detection, and aggressive treatment. It's also estimated that the prevalence of mammogram screening was 45-50% where as the prevalence now is 60%. If all women were screened and got good treatment, 450,000 women would still die over the next 10 years with our current

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