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Everything you need is already within you: The importance of being your own health advocate

It all started in a chaturanga. A chaturanga is not my favorite yoga pose to begin with, but since I was practicing yoga three to five times a week, I knew this pain I suddenly felt in my right breast wasn’t supposed to happen. I waited a few weeks before going to my doctor, thinking […]

ICYMI: October 27, 2017

Feature Story Americans don’t realize what their biggest cancer risks are TUESDAY, October 24, 2017 (TODAY) — What’s your single biggest risk for cancer? Most Americans get the answer wrong. If you’re a woman, obesity is the single biggest cause of cancer, and if you’re a man, it’s the second leading risk. The American Society […]

President Trump takes steps to amend the Affordable Care Act after unsuccessful attempts in Congress

Prevent Cancer Foundation® releases statement on the president’s recent actions on health care October 13, 2017 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry 703-519-2107 Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, Va. – President Trump has made several moves to reform the health care system after previous efforts stalled in Congress. The president today announced he would immediately end subsidies offered […]

How to reach out in YOUR district or state seminar

Congressional Families held a seminar on October 4, 2017, on How To Reach Out in YOUR District or State. The purpose of this seminar, held at the Members and Families Room of the U.S. Capitol, was for Congressional spouses to share tips and brainstorm new ways to successfully publish op-eds and letters to the editor, […]

Quantitative Imaging Workshop tackles questions resulting from new screening capabilities

Prevent Cancer Foundation® signature event takes on new issues as lung cancer imaging improves FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Hanna 703-837-3692 Lisa.Hanna@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, Va.— When screening for lung cancer with low-dose CT scans, detection of lung nodules is critically important, as a small fraction of these nodules may be cancer.  In order to assess this, […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® provides nearly $300,000 in international grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 29, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT Lisa Hanna 703-837-3692 ALEXANDRIA, Va.—International projects focused on cervical and lung cancer screening are moving forward thanks to grants from the Prevent Cancer Foundation®. In Mozambique, Kenya and Ghana, where cervical cancer is often diagnosed in advanced stages, the funding will be used for provider training and […]

Bipartisan event celebrates 25 years honoring cancer leaders

Congressional spouses Sarah Hospodor-Pallone and Marie Royce, journalist Laurie McGinley and sunscreen company Sun Bum® honored at 25th annual bipartisan, bicameral luncheon FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 28, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Berry 703-519-2107 Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org WASHINGTON– The Prevent Cancer Foundation’s Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program honored The Washington Post’s Laurie McGinley, sunscreen company Sun Bum®, and […]

Broadway star and Tony Award-winner wants you to Think About the Link® between viruses and cancer

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Brian Franklin 703-201-3875 Brian.Franklin@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, VA — The Prevent Cancer Foundation® today released a national public service announcement (PSA) featuring actress and Tony Award-winner Marissa Jaret Winokur. Winokur is a national spokesperson for Think About the Link®, an education campaign about the connection between certain viruses and cancer. Winokur was just […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® Awards $250,000 in Community Grants

Underserved communities across the country receive funds for cancer prevention and early detection programs FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:                                                             September 8, 2017 MEDIA CONTACT: Lisa Berry 703-519-2107 Lisa.Berry@preventcancer.org ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Through its community grants program, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® is proud to support 10 projects focused on increasing cancer education and screening in communities across […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® applauds FDA plan to lower nicotine levels in cancer-causing cigarettes, continues to discourage e-cigarette use

Food and Drug Administration announces new plan for tobacco and nicotine regulation ALEXANDRIA, Va., August 2, 2017 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) last week announced a new plan for tobacco and nicotine regulation to lower nicotine levels in combustible cigarettes to non-addictive levels. Smoking continues to be a leading cause of cancer, […]