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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 […]

The Weekly, January 31, 2020

Feature story Lung-Cancer Screening Saves Heavy Smokers’ Lives, Study Finds WEDNESDAY, Jan. 29, 2020 (The Wall Street Journal)—Screening for lung cancer reduces deaths among current and former heavy smokers, according to a new study published Wednesday that adds to the evidence supporting wider testing. The study, conducted by researchers in the Netherlands and Belgium and published […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation awards $1.1 million in cancer research and global grants

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Diane Tilton diane.tilton@preventcancer.org 703-837-3690 Alexandria, Va. – The Prevent Cancer Foundation® announces the funding of eight new U.S.-based researchers and four new cancer prevention and early detection projects in low- or middle-income countries. The Foundation is proud to support these projects through its research grant and fellowship program and global grants […]

The Weekly, January 24, 2020

Feature story One cancer is almost 100% preventable. And Chicago is making a move to eradicate it. THURSDAY, Jan. 23, 2020 (The Chicago Tribune)—“It happens when you least expect it… It was my last semester before it was time for me to graduate. That’s when I found out.” Morgan Park resident Angela Williams was 40 […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. January 17, 2020

January 17, 2020 Cancer deaths hit all-time low Between 2016 and 2017, the rate of cancer deaths fell 2.2% — the largest single-year drop in history. While novel treatments and advances in research have contributed to the decline, prevention and early detection played a significant role in many cases—specifically, in lung and cervical cancers. Despite […]

The Weekly, January 17, 2020

Feature story AI Might Help Spot, Evaluate Prostate Cancer THURSDAY, Jan. 16, 2020 (U.S. News & World Report)—In another step toward using artificial intelligence in medicine, a new study shows that computers can be trained to match human experts in judging the severity of prostate tumors. Researchers found that their artificial intelligence system was “near perfect” in […]

Games Done Quick sets new record, raises $3.1 million for charity at 10th annual gaming marathon

Media contact: Diane Tilton Diane.Tilton@preventcancer.org (703)837-3690 Orlando, Fl. — The week-long 24-hour speedrunning marathon, Awesome Games Done Quick (AGDQ), concluded on January 12 raising a total of $3.13 million, the most in its 10-year history, for the Prevent Cancer Foundation®. Each year, AGDQ live-streams hundreds of speedrunners attempting to beat video games as quickly as […]

The Weekly, January 10, 2020

Feature story US cancer death rate sees largest-ever single-year drop, report says WEDNESDAY, Jan. 8, 2020 (CNN)—The rate of people dying from cancer in the United States continued to decline for the 26th year in a row, according to a new American Cancer Society report. From 2016 to 2017, the United States saw its largest-ever single-year […]

Beyond gaming

Beyond the Game: Funding Innovative Technology around the Globe This year’s panel at AGDQ spotlights a new portable breast screening device in Nigeria, cervical cancer screening devices in Peru and lung cancer screening innovations in Poland – showing how your dollars make a difference in cancer prevention and early detection. It is only with the […]