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The Weekly: New colorectal cancer screening guidelines, HPV cancers on the rise, and more

Feature story ‘An enormous step forward’: Task force says colorectal cancer screening should begin at age 45 TUESDAY, May 18, 2021 (NBC)—New guidelines from the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force suggest that screenings for colorectal cancer should begin at age 45 — five years earlier than was previously recommended. The change, the group says, could save thousands […]

NCI-designated cancer centers call for urgent action to get cancer-preventing HPV vaccination back on track

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Media Contacts: Katy Hobgood Ray St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Desk: 901-595-0564 Cell: 901-568-9869 Katy.Hobgood@stjude.org media@stjude.org Marvin Stockwell St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Desk: 901-595- 6384 Cell: 901-734-8766 marvin.stockwell@stjude.org media@stjude.org MEMPHIS, Tennessee (May 20, 2021) Today, doctors and scientists across America at National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated cancer centers and other organizations issued […]

More people under age 50 now have access to colorectal cancer screening

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) today finalized their new recommendations for colorectal cancer screening, giving a “B” recommendation for screening people of average risk ages 45-49. Under the Affordable Care Act, insurance companies are required to fully cover any screening or early detection services rated […]

The Weekly: Covid vaccine in cancer patients, melanoma in men and more

Feature story ‘It’s not over yet’: Uncertain protection from Covid vaccines leaves cancer patients in limbo FRIDAY, May 14, 2021 (STAT News)—After 14 long months of near-isolation, Michele Nadeem-Baker was ready for her Covid-19 vaccination. Diagnosed with chronic lymphocytic leukemia in 2012, she knew her cancer made her more vulnerable to severe illness should she become infected […]

The Weekly: Crisis of undiagnosed cancers, even kids can get skin cancer, and more

Feature story A Crisis of Undiagnosed Cancers Is Emerging in the Pandemic’s Second Year TUESDAY, May 4, 2021 (ProPublica)—Teresa Ruvalcaba lay on a bed in the emergency room of Chicago’s Mount Sinai Hospital, her right breast swollen to nearly twice the size of her left, the skin so thick and dimpled that the doctor examining her would […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation announces Jody Hoyos as president and chief operating officer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org Alexandria, Va.— The Prevent Cancer Foundation®, the only U.S.-based nonprofit organization solely dedicated to cancer prevention and early detection, announces the promotion of Jody Hoyos to president and chief operating officer (COO). As president and COO, Ms. Hoyos will lead the Foundation into a new and […]

Prevention in Action: Advocacy Workshop in June and FDA’s ban on menthol cigarettes

Registration opening soon! Prevent Cancer Advocacy Workshop 2021 The Prevent Cancer Foundation will host its annual Advocacy Workshop virtually on June 17, 2021. The Workshop will bring together patients, providers, advocacy organizations and other stakeholders to engage in a dialogue around emerging innovation in cancer prevention and detection with a focus on multi-cancer early detection […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation applauds FDA proposal to eliminate menthol cigarettes

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards 703-519-2107 Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Thursday announced plans to ban menthol cigarettes and all flavored cigars. The announcement is in response to a citizen petition and subsequent lawsuit filed by public health organizations calling on the FDA to prohibit menthol as a characterizing […]

The Weekly: FDA’s ban on menthol, women of color and colorectal cancer, and more

Feature story F.D.A. Announces Plan to Ban Menthol Cigarettes and Flavored Cigars THURSDAY, April 29, 2021 (The New York Times)—The Food and Drug Administration on Thursday announced its long-awaited plan to ban the last flavor still allowed in cigarettes — menthol — and also said it would ban all flavors of mass-produced cigars, which are popular among […]

Better health through earlier cancer detection

Prevent Cancer Foundation invited GRAIL to share this piece as part of their sponsorship of the 2021 Prevent Cancer Dialogue, where they will be presenting on multi-cancer early detection technology. The second webcast of the Prevent Cancer Dialogue series is May 5, 2021. You can register (for free) here. We have made significant strides in […]