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The Weekly: Cancer during COVID, preventing prostate cancer and more

Feature story New cancer diagnoses fell sharply as the coronavirus pandemic first hit TUESDAY, August 4 (Stat News)—By almost every measure, far fewer cancers are being diagnosed during the coronavirus pandemic, whether the decline shows up in screening mammograms and colonoscopies or in other tests ordered after troubling symptoms prompt a doctor’s visit. In other news… Pandemic […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation announces “Back on the Books” — A lifesaving initiative in the face of COVID-19

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org 703-519-2107 Living in the pandemic has been frightening. Every day, headlines shout new, sometimes conflicting information causing fear and confusion. One result is fewer Americans seeing their doctors for routine exams and screenings. A survey released today by the Prevent Cancer Foundation, America’s leading cancer prevention-focused nonprofit […]

Gut Check: Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer Report

Colorectal cancer is on the rise in adults under the age of 50. Our report, Gut Check: Young-Onset Colorectal Cancer in Your State, provides a snapshot of the current environment for colorectal cancer in the states and sheds some light on the factors and trends associated with the increasing cases among young adults. Print-friendly PDF version 

Power. Progress. Prevention. July 31, 2020

President issues executive orders on drug pricing Last Friday, President Trump announced a set of four executive orders he says will help lower drug costs. The first three were issued immediately and include reduced costs for insulin and epinephrine, drug rebates and drug importation. The fourth executive order will not be released until late August. […]

The Weekly: Cancer screenings during COVID, cervical screening and more

Feature story People ‘afraid to go to doctors’: A third of Americans miss cancer screenings, survey suggests TUESDAY, July 28 (USA Today)—A recent survey suggests more than a third of Americans have missed scheduled cancer screenings because of COVID-19, concerning health experts who warn this could be another fatal consequence of the coronavirus pandemic. Prevent Cancer Foundation released […]

Summer camp crisis – active things to do with your kids if summer camp isn’t an option

Closures have had us all reeling lately. If they have put a wrench in your family’s summer plans, fear not. Here are some long-term activities you can start this summer to keep your kids healthy and entertained. Plant a garden Gardening is a great activity for all ages but can be especially rewarding for children. […]

Jennifer Griffin, Whitfield Growdon, M.D., Brandon Parry and Susanna Quinn join Prevent Cancer board of directors

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org 703-519-2107 Alexandria, Va.—The Prevent Cancer Foundation® today announced the election of Jennifer Griffin, Whitfield (Whit) Growdon, M.D., Brandon Parry and Susanna Quinn to the Foundation’s board of directors. “We are honored that Jennifer, Whit, Brandon and Susanna have agreed to serve on our board of directors,” said […]

The Weekly: Experimental blood test, RBG and more

Feature story Experimental Blood Test Detects Cancer up to Four Years before Symptoms Appear TUESDAY, July 21 (Scientific American)—For years scientists have sought to create the ultimate cancer-screening test—one that can reliably detect a malignancy early, before tumor cells spread and when treatments are more effective. A new method reported today in Nature Communications brings […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. July 17, 2020

Health insurance coverage losses skyrocket amid the pandemic In a study conducted by Families USA, researchers found that an estimated 5.4 million workers in the U.S. lost their health insurance between February and May this year. Since most people receive health care coverage through their employers, the millions of layoffs and business closures resulting from the […]

The Weekly: Delayed care, health disparities and more

Feature story Patients are still delaying essential care out of fear of coronavirus MONDAY, July 13 (The Washington Post)—Jim Johnson was elated when his hip replacement, canceled in March along with other elective surgeries, finally was performed in May. For months, his pain had been “God-awful,” he said — so severe he couldn’t sleep, golf or do his […]