On June 17, 2021, the Prevent Cancer Foundation held its annual Advocacy Workshop, a forum for patients, providers, advocacy organizations and other partners to engage in a dialogue around emerging technology in cancer prevention and control. The event focused on a patient-centered approach to multi-cancer early detection (MCED) testing. This topic was identified as a priority given the Foundation’s mission of saving lives across all populations through cancer prevention and early detection. Finding cancer early increases the opportunity for more effective treatment and increases the chances treatment will be successful. When cancer is detected early, nine of every 10 cancer patients will live five years or longer. Today, routine screening is available for only five types of cancer, which leaves the vast majority of cancers without available screening tests.

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