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Stay healthy we want to start off today's show by talking about stand up to cancer in the state of cancer research.
Many and many know that 12 men and one in three women will be diagnosed with cancer.
In their lifetime.
And -- coming up we've got on February 4 which is this Monday is world cancer day.
And we want to take a look at what's happening now so I wanna show you a couple of stats that we want to get to before we introduce our first.
Guess the number of people who will be diagnosed with cancer.
In their lifetimes I mentioned who won -- two -- one and three women number of people under forty diagnosed with cancer annually in the US one every eight minutes.
Astounding the chance that you will know someone with cancer in your lifetime.
Chance that it will do you 33% and women 50%.
That's staggering and this year approximately one point 63 million Americans will be diagnosed with cancer at about 572000.
Will die of the disease.
So we are definitely very focused as we always are on cancer research.
With Monday being world cancer day we want to take a look at where we are with all of this.
So I want to energy -- to our first guest here Kathleen -- the co-founder.
And the founder of stand up to -- thank you so much for joining us from our Los Angeles bureau.
Thank you so much for coming in today and talking to us about this very important topic.
And about all that is being done Kathleen welcome.
Thank you very much Lawrence.
All right let's start first with -- on Wednesday and up to cancer was founded.
Why did you start the organization.
And that take us through you know introducing us to your organization please.
Sure of course.
Understand that the cancer was actually launched in 2008.
-- I am one denying women.
Who are co founders -- that is cancer.
I -- yeah.
Organization called the entertainment industry foundation.
Which was established in 1940 -- actually YE Jimmy Cagney and Humphrey Bogart and seeing -- playing.
To try to you know find the entertainment industry Q address you know society's problems at that time supporting what what -- relief efforts.
And we continued in one form or fashion sense.
And it had.
You know apparently knee injury that gives you cancer -- sure.
Going down close to twenty years now.
We can eat perfect.
Lost her husband shame on him to the cancer.
Can actually -- to the entertainment industry foundation saying.
Let's put a plan together as to how we can raise money for research on that disease which remains the second meeting.
-- causes cancer deaths in the United States men and women in mind so.
Raise money for research and also generate awareness and about how.
Lives he saved.
Through screening for colon cancer.
So that was actually work that we embarked on back in 2001.
Minute I have one point me or number -- and -- We -- Lisa Paulsen CEO the entertainment industry foundation.
We're talking about.
Raising funds for colon cancer surgeon and someone out he says we should ask the networks.
About giving up roadblocks special you know I had -- fundraisers -- across all of the major television networks.
To raise money for cancer research industry started to explore that idea.
We learned that there were a couple of other groups of women were pursuing essentially the same thing Lawrence's -- That game film producer.
Was one of them Sherry Lansing.
Partners CEO of Paramount.
And ultimately -- of nine women got together.
Said you know if we could do something really special.
In terms of bringing the industry together.
Around raising money for cancer research what would that look like.
This CEOs of the networks -- needed to errors such a roadblock special which we did in 2008.
And it has really been remarkable.
The entertainment community has come together I think we probably have close to 400 major stars.
Who have helped us at this point to raise money for this very specific model of cancer research in the public has responded.
In in a really extraordinary fashion a colleague data.
And at this advocacy group of young cancer survivors said to me recently that he thought.
Stand up to cancer error had helped.
Young people feel that it's cool they had to care about cancer and try to support the researchers who are really working 24/7.
To try to end it.
Kathleen you guys have such great numbers that we want to put up for our viewers on the screen some of your success is the stand up to cancer by the numbers.
-- pledged since the inception 262.
Number of scientists funded.
And the number of institutions.
Joining SU two C.
I also want to read you Kathleen one of our viewers just wrote in.
From Ramos my dad and my uncle had.
The same type of cancer my dad caught it early he's fine.
My uncle didn't and he's gone it is so important talk to us about how I you know -- the research and the research funding.
Without going on talk tell us about -- Information that you try to get out for early screenings and to try to move raise that awareness so that people like Ramos uncle can get.
Get in there and you know there's issues health issues possibly catch things before while they still have a chance.
Sure so let me just touch on the research model first.
After -- in the networks made this commitment to us that we felt confident we were going to be able to really reach the public.
-- -- to raise funds for research we went to a group of scientists with him we had worked.
You know for years and colon cancer -- breast cancer.
And some other areas and said if you really could start fresh and you had a significant amount of money what would you do differently.
To bring advances to patients more quickly to get those treatments.
You know two patients.
And -- -- one major thing that they said was -- -- really aren't that many.
Mechanisms that allow for research jurors at one institution.
To collaborated really work on eighteen.
With people pursuing the same areas you know at other institutions say that was the single biggest recommendation they made to us.
Get the scientists to work together.
So our model.
Look -- at dream teams of scientists those numbers that you talked about we have people.
And at almost 100 institutions -- edging up toward 500 scientists now who are working on teens.
News that that they grants should be large enough to really make a difference in and probably most fundamentally.
Win the scientists the teams receive these grants to you didn't get something to patients within a three year time frame.
So that's on that research piece of it you know we as I said are so blessed in terms of these celebrities.
There -- so many.
Idea of cancer -- prevention is critical obviously.
Not smoking is fundamental smoking.
You know is at play a not just in in many lung cancer cases but eighteen different kinds of cancer.
Yes smoking plays a role in starting at -- and diet and exercise.
You know there are a lot of things that one can do to reduce your own you know individual cancer risk.
And all of your screens getting them in a timely fashion colon cancer for example everyone over fifty should be screened.
I Kathleen I've I've got to leave it there I wanted to encourage everyone go to your website way to put it up on the screen one more time so people can nowhere to go.
To learn more about what you're doing how they can contribute www.
Stand up to the number two cancer.
Dot org Kathleen -- co-founder of stand up to council that cancer can and council of founders of advisors.
It's a -- but very important and I appreciate your time such an important piece of work that you're doing in this field thank you so much for being with us.
Thank you all right.
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