New York City, NY (PRWEB) October 16, 2012
Today, nonprofit organization Voices Against Brain Cancer (VABC) releases a statement stressing the importance of regular health check-ups for the early detection of brain cancer following statements from WWE professional wrestler, John Cena.
According to [WWWEN.com, “Cena recently joined forces with bosses at the Susan G. Komen for the Cure [organization] to raise awareness about the importance of regular health check-ups, insisting it really can be the difference between life and death.” Cena’s brother was diagnosed with Stage 3 inoperable brain cancer a year ago, but could be in remission as soon as November of this year.
Cena stated, "A lot of the reason (why) they were able to catch it and treat it is early detection... The sooner you can detect it, you do have a chance of survival - my brother is living proof."
VABC representative, Clay Darrohn, states, “We also believe in the importance of regular health checkups and care for the early detection of brain tumors and brain cancer. Early detection can mean the difference between life and death in some instances, and it is our hope that through research, detection and treatment, we can offer more hope to those affected by this devastating disease.”
VABC has a wide variety of initiatives in place for brain cancer research, awareness and support. The organization’s research grants fund cutting-edge research programs that will have a monumental impact on the diagnosis and treatment of brain cancer. VABC currently funds research at several esteemed institutions such as Brookhaven National Laboratory, Cleveland Clinic, Columbia, Cornell, Duke, Harvard, John Hopkins, Memorial Sloan-Kettering and Yale, to name a few.
VABC's mission is to find a cure for brain cancer by advancing scientific research, increasing awareness within the medical community and supporting patients, their families and caregivers afflicted with this devastating disease.
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