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Prevent Cancer Gala is named a top 100 event in Washington, D.C. by BIZBASH

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MEDIA CONTACT: Hayley Cooke 703-837-36952 Alexandria, Va.— BizBash, the premier resource for event and meeting professionals in North America, announced that the Prevent Cancer Annual Spring Gala has again been recognized on its annual list of Top 100 Events in Washington, D.C. For the second year in a row, Prevent Cancer […]

Power. Progress. Prevention. July 20, 2018

July 20, 2018 New Labor-HHS Appropriations bill amendment safeguards cervical cancer screening standards-of-care In a recent House appropriations committee hearing, Rep. David Young (R-IA) successfully sponsored language in an amendment to the House appropriations bill for fiscal year 2019. Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) also expressed her strong support of the measure in her opening remarks […]

ICYMI, July 20, 2018

Feature story Alcohol-related liver deaths have increased sharply  WEDNESDAY, July 18, 2018 (The Washington Post) — Deaths from liver disease have increased sharply in recent years in the United States, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal. Cirrhosis-related deaths increased by 65 percent from 1999 to 2016, and deaths from liver cancer doubled, […]

Recipe: Non-alcoholic sangria

Recipe adapted from Epicurious. Nothing says summer like a pitcher of sangria shared with friends, but that’s not exactly the epitome of cancer prevention. Alcohol consumption has been linked to an increased risk of head and neck, liver, breast and colorectal cancers. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says if you drink alcohol […]

ICYMI: March 30, 2018

Feature Story  Testing for hepatitis C lags with baby boomers despite high infection rate TUESDAY, March 27, 2018 (Washington Post) — Testing for hepatitis C, a major cause of liver cancer, is lagging behind among the group of Americans with the highest rate of infection: baby boomers. A study published Tuesday showed that only about […]

Reducing colorectal cancer rates in Alaska

Claudia Christensen, ANP, is a nurse practitioner and one of the first non-physician providers in the U.S. to perform screening colonoscopies. As part of a program developed by the Alaska Native Tribal Health System, she has helped increase early detection and screening for colorectal cancer in high-risk Alaska Natives. She is a past recipient of […]

Cancer prevention: Seize the low-hanging fruit, then work upward

Today’s blog comes from Susan Dentzer, president and CEO of the Network for Excellence in Health Innovation and one of the nation’s most respected health and health policy thought leaders and journalists. The Prevent Cancer Foundation® is excited to welcome Ms. Dentzer to moderate the closing keynote panel “Visions for the Future of Cancer Prevention” […]

ICYMI: March 9, 2018

Feature Story Teens inhale cancer-causing chemicals in e-cigarettes TUESDAY, March 6, 2018 (NBC News) — Smoking e-cigarettes delivers cancer-causing chemicals that get into the body — and popular fruity flavors appear to be the worst, researchers reported Monday. They said teenagers who try vaping may be poisoning themselves with many of the same chemicals that […]

Early spring produce guide

Visiting your local farmers market on the weekend can be a great source of meal inspiration for the week ahead. Spring brings an abundance of delicious fruits and vegetables, perfect for jazzing up your meals with new flavors and nutrients. Use these helpful tips from the United States Department of Agriculture when picking out your […]

ICYMI: March 2, 2018

  Could these bacteria stop skin cancer? THURSDAY, March 1, 2018 (NBC News) — Bacteria that normally thrive on healthy skin may not only keep “bad” bacteria at bay — they may also help prevent skin cancer, researchers reported Wednesday. They found Staphylococcus epidermidis bacteria, a strain that lives harmlessly on human skin, produces a […]