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The Weekly: Hep C screening for all, COVID-19 and more

Feature story Rate of new US hepatitis C infections rises threefold in the past decade, new report finds FRIDAY, April 10 (CNN)—The annual rate of newly reported hepatitis C infections in the United States has increased threefold, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. A new CDC report finds that the annual rate rose […]

In midst of COVID-19 epidemic, postpone routine cancer screenings

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org 703-519-2107 Keeping up with recommended cancer screenings is an important part of staying healthy and preventing cancer, or detecting it early when successful treatment is more likely. But in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, experts say that in order to protect your health, the best move is […]

The Weekly: Colonoscopies during pandemic, Zantac recall and more

Feature story Colonoscopies during coronavirus pandemic: When a screening may be necessary THURSDAY, April 2 (Fox News)—The coronavirus epidemic in the U.S. has many Americans putting a pause on regular life, embracing the new “normal” that is social distancing and remaining home-bound. But the epidemic has also delayed important medical-related screenings, as the Centers for Disease Control […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. March 27, 2020

March 27, 2020 Congress passes stimulus package Congress passed a $2 trillion dollar stimulus package to mitigate the economic impact of the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic – the largest stimulus package in modern U.S. history. The Senate passed the bill on Wednesday, while the House passed it Friday. The package includes several provisions, including: Direct […]

The Weekly: COVID-19, lung cancer screening and more

Feature story AI program could check blood for signs of lung cancer WEDNESDAY, March 26 (The Guardian)—Scientists have developed an artificial intelligence program that can screen people for lung cancer by analysing their blood for DNA mutations that drive the disease. The software is experimental and needs to be verified in a clinical trial, but doctors are hopeful […]

The new coronavirus (COVID-19)—what you need to know as a cancer patient, survivor or caregiver

Last updated May 11, 2020 A respiratory virus, COVID-19, has been spreading around the world and was officially declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization (WHO) on March 11, 2020. If you’re a cancer patient, survivor or caregiver, you may be wondering what this means for you. “Social distancing,” the recommended practice to minimize […]

The Weekly, March 20, 2020

Feature story The dilemmas facing cancer doctors and patients in the coronavirus pandemic FRIDAY, March 20 (Vox)—Silver Leo has been trying to keep her young children, ages 3 and 9, entertained at home since March 13, when their public schools in Alexandria, Virginia, announced closures. Child care is a challenge for a lot of parents these days, but […]

Observing Colorectal Cancer Month year-round

Colorectal cancer is one of the most preventable cancers. It starts with a polyp, which can be detected during a routine colonoscopy and removed before becoming cancerous. Twenty years ago, the Prevent Cancer Foundation® set out on a mission to educate the country about colorectal cancer and the screening options to detect it early and […]

Prevent Cancer Foundation® announces event changes amid COVID-19 concerns

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Lisa Berry Edwards Lisa.Edwards@preventcancer.org 908-295-6633 In accordance with recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Prevent Cancer Foundation has made the following changes to our spring schedule: The 2020 Advocacy Workshop: Genetics, Genomics and Biomarker Testing, originally scheduled for March 25, 2020, will now be held on […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. March 13, 2020

March 13, 2020 RESCHEDULED: Prevent Cancer Advocacy Workshop Due to unforeseen circumstances surrounding the new coronavirus (COVID-19), the 2020 Advocacy Workshop: Genetics, Genomics and Biomarker Testing is rescheduled for September 9, 2020. Though the date has changed, the location will remain the FHI 360 Conference Center at 1825 Connecticut Ave NW, 8th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20009. The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is […]