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Prevent Cancer Foundation applauds the introduction of The Multi-Cancer Early Detection Screening Coverage Act

For Immediate Release  December 3, 2020 Media Contact Lisa Berry Edwards WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Prevent Cancer Foundation® applauds congressional leaders for the introduction of The Multi-Cancer Early Detection Screening Coverage Act, which will usher in a new era in our pursuit to prevent cancer. H.R. 8845 sponsored by U.S. Reps. Terri Sewell (AL-07), […]

Prominent Washington, D.C. entrepreneur and a national security correspondent team up with retailers to fight cancer and benefit Prevent Cancer Foundation this holiday season

CHARITABLE HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE ALERT Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Susanna Quinn, well known Washington, D.C. entrepreneur says, “My journey with cancer started with a shocking diagnosis, and before I could even absorb the news, I was in the hospital fighting for my life.” Her next act is no less incredible. Quinn has partnered […]

The Weekly: Lung cancer, cancer screenings and more

Feature story Race, Ethnicity, and Lung Cancer: An Expert Perspective on Improving Care WEDNESDAY, November 18 (Healthline)—Lung cancer is the second-most common cancer in the United States and the leading cause of cancer-related deaths. An estimated 228,820 people in the country will develop new cases of lung cancer this year, and roughly 135,720 will die from it, […]

The Weekly: Obamacare, male breast cancer and more

Feature story Obamacare Helped More Americans Spot Cancers Early: Study THURSDAY, November 12 (HealthDay News)—As the Affordable Care Act faces scrutiny once more from the U.S. Supreme Court, new research shows it may be helping to save American lives otherwise lost to cancer. The study found that expansions of health insurance coverage through Medicaid — a feature […]

The Weekly: Breast cancer barriers, screenings during pandemic and more

Feature story After a breast cancer diagnosis, many Black women face barriers that delay their care THURSDAY, November 5 (STAT News)—Tamiko Byrd was only 43 when she was diagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer in October 2015. The diagnosis shook Byrd, who had spent years as a fitness instructor and health educator in underserved Black communities, to […]

The Weekly: Colorectal cancer screening age lowered, breast cancer and more

Feature story Colon cancer screening should start at 45, panel recommends TUESDAY, October 27 (NBC)—Screening for colorectal cancer should start at age 45, five years earlier than is currently recommended, according to draft guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. The update was prompted by recent studies showing the rate of colorectal cancer rising in younger people, […]

Dr. Daniel Sullivan honored for leadership in quantitative imaging biomarkers

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Alexandria, VA—The Prevent Cancer Foundation today honored Daniel C. Sullivan, M.D. with the James L. Mulshine, M.D. Leadership Award for his work in founding and chairing the Quantitative Imaging Biomarkers Alliance (QIBA). QIBA is committed to transforming patient care by making radiology a more quantitative science. As part […]

USPSTF changes recommended age for colorectal cancer screening to 45

The U.S. Preventive Services Taskforce (USPSTF) released a new draft recommendation for colorectal cancer screening, giving a “B” recommendation for screening people of average risk ages 45-49. (There was previously no recommendation for colorectal cancer screening for this age group.) The draft recommendation maintains an “A” rating for those of average risk ages 50-75. This […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. October 23, 2020

CMS approves Nebraska Medicaid expansion waiver On Tuesday, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) approved a waiver from Nebraska to provide additional benefits for certain enrollees. The waiver allows Nebraska to implement a test program, which is voluntary and temporary, ending in March of 2026. Under the pilot program, beneficiaries would receive additional […]

The Weekly: Cancer research, breast health and more

Feature story Cancer research another long-term casualty of the coronavirus pandemic, scientists say WEDNESDAY, October 21 (NBC)—As the death toll from the coronavirus climbs, Karen Hilton, of Dalkeith, Scotland, sees herself and others fighting cancer as “collateral damage.” Hilton, 48, was diagnosed with an aggressive form of breast cancer four years ago. After a double mastectomy, surgeries to […]