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What’s Happening With Health Care Reform?

UPDATE (OCT. 13, 2017) The president today announced he would immediately end subsidies offered to insurers. These subsidies help lower copays and deductibles for people with modest incomes. Without the guarantee of financial assistance, there will be a spike in premiums for next year unless the president reverses course or Congress authorizes the money. On […]

Webinar: Addressing the Impact of Viruses and Related Cancers on Minority Populations

The presentation examined the impact of viruses and cancer on the African-American, Asian and Hispanic communities in the U.S., with a focus on vaccination and treatment as proven cancer prevention methods. Webinar panelists included Dr. Sherrie Wallington (Georgetown/Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center), Dr. Chari Cohen (Hepatitis B Foundation-Baruch S. Blumberg Institute) and Dr. Elmer Huerta (Washington […]

Dr. Andrew Dannenberg Talks Cancer Prevention

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® awards research grants and fellowships to scientists doing remarkable work in the fight against cancer. Dr. Andrew Dannenberg of Weill Cornell Medical College talks about his research in breast cancer made possible by the Awesome Games Done Quick marathon.

Federal Departments & Agencies

The United States federal government is comprised of many different agencies and departments. Several of these are critical to cancer prevention and early detection advocacy. Learn more about a few of these entities below. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) AHRQ’s mission is to produce evidence to make health care safer, higher quality, more […]

How a Bill Becomes a Law

Although it can differ from bill to bill, in general the following steps are involved when each bill becomes a law: Step 1 A bill is drafted. Senators or Representatives may work to draft a bill or a joint resolution which may become law. Simple resolutions and concurrent resolutions don’t make law but may be […]

Cancer Screening Education in the Asian Community

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® funds a diverse group of community grants every year to provide cancer prevention education and screening to communities across the country. The Southeast Asian Mutual Assistance Associations Coalition (SEAMAAC, Inc.), collaborates with medical partners to develop educational materials on cancer screening in several languages and set up appointments for the Southeast […]

Breast Cancer Education in the Latina Community

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® funds a diverse group of community grants every year to provide cancer prevention education and screening to communities across the country. One of the recipients this year, Puerto Rican Unity for Progress, provides breast health education to Latina women in Camden County, New Jersey.