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Tomorrow morning Lance will speak at an event in Atlanta where the 2008 World Cancer Report will be released. Lance will also be joined by CEO of the American Cancer Society John Seffrin, CEO of Susan G. Komen for the Cure Hala Moddelmog, Director of the National Cancer Institute of Mexico Alejandro Mohar Betancourt, Director of the International Agency for Research on Cancer Peter Boyle, as well as others to discuss the most recent data.

If you would like to watch a live webcast of this event (10:30 AM ET) you can do so here. And as always, if you tune in to watch let us know what you think.


  1. lynn hinnant says:

    I wish Lance could go to and read Josiahspage. I think he could be a real inspiration for him and that he could relate.

  2. Ginna Baldassarre says:

    Great talk, Lance. This is a great webcast! Seeing the important work that each organization is taking and collaborating on getting to a cure. The sum here is greater than its parts. I’m proud to be a volunteer for both LAF and ACS and it’s great to see the organizations working together.

  3. Alan Swann says:

    I was saddened to see a lack of mention about young adult survivorship. It just seemed to be all about prevention strategies that only work for old people. Tobacco and lifestyle factors do not equal the only issue that poses a risk.

  4. Heidi Schoenberger-Cobert says:

    No child, teen, or adult should have to endure cancer when the answers are in front of us.

    I just saw today’s headline re. cancer topping the world’s leading cause of death: Heart disease is now number two. How awful that we are dying from these illnesses.

    Both of these illnesses are related to how we live and what we’re exposed to. Bottom-line, they are preventable if people have the knowledge (more easily said than done) and can put the right pressure on corporations and the government (national, state, local) to help make our world healthy and make healthy living easily accessible. This awareness would create an environment of better social choices at every level.

    Re. Alan’s statement above, prevention does seem to be the true “cure” and there should be discussion about cancer prevention for every population. As the mother of a food allergy child and having many friends whose children have various health issues, including leukemia, my research is pretty conclusive. There needs to be a coordinated effort/focus on lifestyle, food and environmental factors starting from prenatal through adulthood. Lifestyle changes and accessibility to them are the key to prevention and recovery.

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