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The Weekly, November 8, 2019

We’ve changed our name! The “ICYMI” newsletter is now “The Weekly”   Feature story Most Americans Fear Cancer, but Feel Powerless to Prevent It: Survey FRIDAY, Nov. 1, 2019 (U.S. News & World Report)—While 6 in 10 Americans say they’re concerned about developing cancer, only 1 in 4 make cancer prevention part of their daily lives, a new […]

The Prevent Cancer Foundation® hosts 11th annual Health Fair and 5k Walk/Run

Check out photos from the Health Fair and 5k HERE! ALEXANDRIA, Va. – The Prevent Cancer Foundation® hosted its 11th annual Health Fair and 5k Walk/Run on Sunday, November 3. The event was held at Nationals Park, home to the 2019 World Series champion team, the Washington Nationals. The Prevent Cancer Foundation brought the community […]

Check your balls

This article originally appeared in the August 2018 edition of Cancer PreventionWorks. In February, Steven Eisner noticed an unusual firmness in his right testicle during a regular self-check. Since he’s a gamer and frequently participates in Awesome Games Done Quick, a video game marathon that has raised more than $6 million for the Prevent Cancer Foundation®, […]

The Weekly, November 1, 2019

We’ve changed our name! The “ICYMI” newsletter is now “The Weekly”   Feature story Black Salve Is A Dangerous Fake Cancer Cure, But It Continues To Flourish In Facebook Groups WEDNESDAY, Oct. 30, 2019 (BuzzFeed News)—”Black salve” burns through human skin, but Facebook says that groups dedicated to the sham medicine don’t violate its community guidelines. In other […]

Drop your razor: No-Shave November is here

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—No-Shave November! Each autumn we team up with our friends at No-Shave November to encourage men and women around the world to drop their razors and spread awareness of cancer prevention—and raise money for important programs and research in the process. What one family started more than a […]

Celebrate Halloween with a healthy twist

Americans will spend more than $2.5 billion on Halloween candy this year, nearly as much as they’ll spend on costumes. That’s pretty scary! Even though we know sugar contributes to obesity and obesity is linked to increased cancer risk, it’s hard to avoid sweets on special occasions. But Halloween doesn’t have to be all about […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. October 25, 2019

October 25, 2019 Save the Date: Prevent Cancer Advocacy Workshop 2020 The Prevent Cancer Advocacy Workshop will be held on March 25, 2020, at the FHI 360 Conference Center in Washington, DC.  The Workshop is an annual event that convenes stakeholders to discuss pressing issues that impact cancer prevention and early detection, as well as novel approaches to […]

ICYMI, October 25, 2019

*The “ICYMI” newsletter will change its name to “The Weekly” next month Feature story FDA pushes for stronger warnings about breast implant risks, including cancer WEDNESDAY, Oct. 23, 2019 (ABC News)—The Food and Drug Administration issued new breast implant guidance on Wednesday, recommending that manufacturers include serious warning labels about the potential complications and risks. The […]

Preventing liver cancer: What you can do for your liver this month

You’ve probably noticed October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, but did you know this month is also Liver Cancer Awareness Month? Liver cancer is the fastest-rising cause of cancer death in the U.S. and the second-leading cause of cancer death globally. As we prepare to enter a new decade, you can take simple steps now […]

How simple dietary changes may help improve our odds against cancer

Nadja Pinnavaia, Ph.D., is the founder and CEO of Plantable, a wellness platform that makes it simple and easy to change dietary habits. After her mother-in-law’s cancer diagnosis, she began researching food and nutrition in search of solutions beyond chemotherapy. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, she’s sharing her story to help others understand how much lifestyle factors, […]