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FDA approves 23andMe Inc. to distribute direct-to-consumer genetic test for colorectal cancer risk

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Hayley Cooke Hayley.cooke@preventcancer.org 703-837-3692 The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) just approved a new genetic test from the company 23andMe Inc., which will provide direct-to-consumer testing for an increased risk of colorectal cancer. The test evaluates DNA, looking for two genetic changes that indicate the hereditary condition MUTYH-associated polyposis, which is […]

Preaching Prevention: The Prevent Cancer Super Colon® visits Ebenezer A.M.E. Church

At the Prevent Cancer Foundation, our vision to Stop Cancer Before It Starts!® has taken us all over the country from state fairs to Times Square helping people understand what cancer looks like. Last week, it took us to the grounds of Ebenezer A.M.E. Church in Fort Washington, Maryland, where more than 200 people took a […]

Welcome 114th Congressional Spouses

The start of 2015 ushered in the 114th Congress. Welcome new and re-elected Congressional families! The 114th Congress brings new Congressional members, spouses and families to both the House and Senate from more than 31 states. The Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program invites all members of the Congressional family to learn more about cancer prevention […]

Cancer Prevention Laurels Awards – Nominations are open!

The Prevent Cancer Foundation is now requesting nominations for our annual Cancer Prevention Laurels Awards. Nominations must be received by 5 p.m. EST on Monday, January 26, 2015. The Prevent Cancer Foundation created the Cancer Prevention Laurels in 2003 to recognize and celebrate innovators and leaders in the fight against cancer. The laurel is an […]

Keep calm and check ’em

We hear so much in the marketplace about breast cancer, but very little about testicular cancer. Testicular cancer is the most common cancer in males ages 15-35, and it is 99 percent treatable if caught in its early stages. But just as most men procrastinate about their health, I originally procrastinated writing this blog post. […]

Cancer Prevention in 7 Languages: Spotlight on 2014 Community Grantee

Thanks to a Prevent Cancer Foundation 2014 community grant, several groups of underserved women in New Hampshire will learn about basic cancer facts, the latest cancer screening guidelines and how to access low-cost screening programs. Community presentations will be available in seven different languages: Spanish, Nepali, Portuguese, Arabic, Swahili, American Sign Language and English.

Dialogue For Action 2015 — Registration is open!

Registration for the 2015 Dialogue For Action®: Expanding Access Through Innovation is now open! This can’t-miss cancer screening conference will focus on increasing access to health care, technology, big data, patient engagement and more. Our dynamic speakers will lead you through state-of-the art presentations and answer your questions—and you will have plenty of opportunities to […]

Healthy at the holidays

Seasonal food, drinks and parties are some of the most fun traditions of the holiday season. But come January 1st, many of you will be putting eating healthfully at the top of your New Year’s resolution list after making poor food choices or overeating all December. There is still time before the end of the […]

Winter weather is no excuse

Let’s be honest—we all have a love/hate relationship with winter. We love the magic of the holidays, a steaming mug of hot chocolate, trendy scarves and ugly sweaters. Some people even love snow! But our daily routines are interrupted by the cold weather, especially as we try to stay fit in the winter months. Those […]

Research progress report: A blood test for lung cancer

Dr. Sharon Pine shares her progress as she investigates biomarkers for lung cancer prevention and early detection. Lung cancer causes more deaths than any other cancer. An estimated 159,260 Americans are expected to die from lung cancer in 2014, accounting for about 27% of all cancer deaths. In support of Lung Cancer Awareness Month, we […]