AstraZeneca's latest NHL sponsorship encourages cancer screenings, on the heels of a new survey revealing big gaps in awareness.

As­traZeneca en­cour­ages NHL fans to get 'body checked' for can­cer

As­traZeneca is build­ing out its can­cer col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Na­tion­al Hock­ey League in con­junc­tion with its new­ly-pub­lished sur­vey that found big gaps in pub­lic aware­ness of can­cer screen­ings.

The sur­vey of 4,600 adults in the US showed that three-fourths didn’t know that lung can­cer screen­ing is rec­om­mend­ed, as was the case for rec­om­men­da­tions for cer­vi­cal can­cer (68%), col­orec­tal can­cer (65%), prostate can­cer (57%) and breast can­cer (51%). All five can­cers are rec­om­mend­ed by the US Pre­ven­tive Ser­vices Task Force for screen­ing tests de­pend­ing on in­di­vid­ual age and risk.

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