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Power. Progress. Prevention. February 28, 2020

February 28, 2020 House passes historic tobacco bill In a huge victory for prevention efforts, the House passed H.R. 2339—the Protecting American Lungs and Reversing the Youth Tobacco Epidemic Act. This marks the first time a Chamber of Congress has voted to prohibit all flavored tobacco products, including flavored e-cigarettes, menthol cigarettes and flavored cigars. In […]

The Weekly, February 28, 2020

Feature story Repurposing Drugs to Fight Cancer TUESDAY, Feb. 25 (The New York Times)—While doctors are allowed to use drugs approved for one disease to treat another condition, many don’t because approval to do so doesn’t appear on the label. But that may be changing. In other news… Virginia Woman Survives Breast Cancer With Experimental Vaccine Feb. […]

The Weekly, February 21, 2020

Feature story Cancer cases on the rise globally, but not equally, WHO report says MONDAY, Feb. 17 (CNN)—In the next two decades, the world could see a 60% increase in the number of cancer cases, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. In low- and middle-income countries, the increase could be as high as […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. February 14, 2020

February 14, 2020 Trump proposed budget raises concerns over health care   President Trump released his proposed $4.5 trillion budget this week, which includes significant cuts to several health programs. In the proposal, defense spending would see an increase of 0.3% ($750 billion), while non-defense spending would see a decrease of 5% ($590 billion) for fiscal […]

The Weekly, February 14, 2020

Feature story High Lifetime Number of Sexual Partners Linked to Increased Cancer Risk THURSDAY, Feb. 13 (The New York Times)—People who have had 10 or more sexual partners during their lifetime may have increased odds of being diagnosed with cancer, a new study suggests. Women, in particular, had nearly twice the risk when they had 10 […]

Staff picks: our favorite healthy recipes

Did you make a resolution this year to eat healthier? One of the hardest parts of adopting better eating habits is finding nutritious meals that are also delicious—and don’t take too much time to prepare. Our team rounded up some of their favorite healthy recipes to help get you out of your rut. Do you […]

The Weekly, February 7, 2020

Feature story Landmark study to transform cancer treatment WEDNESDAY, Feb. 5, 2020 (BBC)—More than a thousand scientists have built the most detailed picture of cancer ever in a landmark study. They said cancer was like a 100,000-piece jigsaw, and that until today, 99% of the pieces were missing. In other news… When the Teenager or Young […]

4 ways to observe National Cancer Prevention Month

February is our favorite time of year here at the Foundation. Spring is quickly approaching, love is in the air around Valentine’s Day (the perfect time to check your mate!), and each day we observe National Cancer Prevention Month. We live our mission every day, but in February, we go all out, and this year […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. January 31, 2020

January 31, 2020 New study raises potential concerns over sunscreen ingredient A new study released by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reveals some of the current ingredients used in sunscreens (homosalate, octisalate and octinoxate) are absorbed by the skin. These ingredients, known as filters, are compounds that protect the skin from sun damage. The […]

CMS releases guidance on Medicaid block grants

ALEXANDRIA, VA. (January 30, 2020) – The Center for Medicare/Medicaid Services (CMS) released guidance which provides an option for states that accepted Medicaid expansion to convert those funds into a block grant. Currently, the federal government offers matching funds to those states without a limit. Under the new guidance, which CMS refers to as the […]