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Cancer cases to soar 57% in 20 years

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Prevention IS the cure.
WHO: Cancer cases to soar 57% in 20 years.

By Tim Hume and Jen Christensen, CNN

Cancer cases are expected to surge 57% worldwide in the next 20 years, an imminent "human disaster" that will require a renewed focus on prevention to combat, according to the World Health Organization.

The World Cancer Report, produced by the WHO's specialized cancer agency and released on World Cancer Day, predicts new cancer cases will rise from an estimated 14 million annually in 2012 to 22 million within two decades. Over the same period, cancer deaths are predicted to rise from 8.2 million a year to 13 million.

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Woman of the Year: Karen Miller

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We are excited to finally let our secret out! The Times Beacon Record Newspaper awarded HBCAC President, Karen Miller as Woman of The Year!


HBCAC is thrilled for her accomplishments as Karen proves that one person can inspire others to work together can be a force for change.

Whether you are snowed in or starting your weekend early, take a moment to read the entire article here.



Why Do We Need NYS Children's Environmental Health Centers

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Experts provide the facts regarding a recently released report, New York State's Children and the Enviornment, Philip Landrigan M.D., M.Sc., et al.

You may have made your holiday shopping list, but have you checked it twice?

The new report shows more than 80, 0000 synthetic chemicals on the market have yet to be tested for their toxicity. Chemicals such as heavy metals, mercury, phthalates, cadmium, cobalt, arsenic and the list goes on.

So before you finish your shopping list find out which products are naughty or nice.

We applaud NYS Assembly Environmental Conservation Chairman, Robert Sweeney and NYS Environmental Conservation Chairman, Mark Grisanti for initiating this important Initiative, A.7885/S.6166.

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The Cancer Divide: Tackling a Racial Gap in Breast Cancer Survival

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The Cancer Divide: Tackling a Racial Gap in Breast Cancer Survival

Coming together to reduce the gap. Recent New York Times article explores “The Breast Cancer Gap,” as mortality rates between women continue to widen.

The cancer divide between black women and white women in the United States is as entrenched as it is startling. In the 1980s, breast cancer survival rates for the two were nearly identical. But since 1991, as improvements in screening and treatment came into use, the gap has widened, with no signs of abating. Although breast cancer is diagnosed in far more white women, black women are far more likely to die of the disease.

The gap in cancer survival cannot be explained away by biological differences in cancer between blacks and whites, researchers say. While African-American women are at greater risk of a more aggressive form of cancer known as triple negative, those cancers account for only about 10 percent of diagnoses.

Click here to read the entire article, by New York Times' Tara Parker-Pope



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