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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, […]

ICYMI, October 18, 2019

*The “ICYMI” newsletter will change its name to “The Weekly” next month Feature story Exercise Advice for Surviving Cancer, and Maybe Avoiding It WEDNESDAY, Oct. 16, 2019 (The New York Times)—Even a little exercise may help people avoid and survive many types of cancer, according to new exercise guidelines released today that focus on how exercise […]

6 things you can do now to reduce your breast cancer risk

October has arrived! As temperatures decrease and fall foliage emerges, you’ll start seeing the fall colors taking over social media and wardrobes everywhere. But there is one color you simply won’t be able to avoid this month, and for good reason—pink. Breast cancer awareness month is here, and people everywhere will be sporting pink in […]

ICYMI, October 11, 2019

*The “ICYMI” newsletter will change its name to “The Weekly” next month Feature story Researchers Find E-cigarettes Cause Lung Cancer in Mice in First Study Tying Vaping to Cancer MONDAY, Oct. 7, 2019 (CNBC)—E-cigarette vapor causes lung cancer and potentially bladder cancer in mice, damaging their DNA and leading researchers at New York University to […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® hosts 16th annual Quantitative Imaging Workshop

Alexandria, Va. — On October 10 and 11, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® brought together experts and leaders in science, policy and practice at the Quantitative Imaging Workshop XVI: Lung Cancer, COPD and Cardiovascular Disease – On the Cusp of Transformation. The Workshop is a high-impact, multi-disciplinary forum for the advancement of quantitative CT imaging biomarkers. Attendees explore […]

“Prevention at Every Age” at the 27th Annual Action for Cancer Awareness Awards Luncheon

L-R: Honoree Amanda Soto, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Congressional Families Director Lisa McGovern, Patrick Dempsey, and honoree LeeAnn Johnson. As U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg entered the Members Room of the Library of Congress, a bipartisan audience, including members of Congress and congressional spouses, as well as leaders in the […]

Dr. Andrew C. von Eschenbach honored for leadership in National Lung Screening Trial

MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Alexandria, Va. – The Prevent Cancer Foundation® honored Andrew C. von Eschenbach, M.D. with the James L. Mulshine, M.D. Leadership Award for his work leading the National Lung Screening Trial (NLST), the first large-scale clinical trial for low-dose CT lung cancer screening. The award was presented on October […]

ICYMI, October 4, 2019

Feature story Is Eating Beef Healthy? The New Fight Raging in Nutrition Science, Explained. TUESDAY, Oct. 1, 2019 (Vox)—A group of 14 researchers just set off a firestorm with a new series of studies that upends years of nutrition advice about meat. Their five systematic reviews, published Monday in the journal Annals of Internal Medicine, […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. September 27, 2019

September 27, 2019 Help Medicare beneficiaries access colorectal cancer screenings The Removing Barriers to Colorectal Cancer Screening Act (H.R. 1570) and its companion bill in the Senate (S. 668) currently have 309 and 59 co-sponsors, respectively. Despite the broad bipartisan support, the bills have stalled in committees. This important legislation would eliminate the coinsurance requirement […]